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27 May 2015

Samarasinha: Belarus' progress in mitigating Chernobyl impact praised

Samarasinha: Belarus' progress in mitigating Chernobyl impact praised

MINSK DISTRICT, 27 May (BelTA) – Belarus has made big achievements in mitigating the impact of the catastrophe at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus Sanaka Samarasinha told BelTA.

"Over the past two and a half years I have often visited the regions that have been affected by the Chernobyl disaster, and learned firsthand about the accomplishments and the progress that your country has made in rebuilding the affected areas," Mr Sanaka Samarasinha noted.

According to him, a lot of Japanese specialists and experts come to Belarus after the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant to learn from local experts and their experience, and this serves as the evidence of the positive efforts and significant progress of Belarus.

"Thanks to the efforts to be undertaken by different UN agencies, we will do our best to arrange the export of the experience that your country has accumulated in this area," Mr Sanaka Samarasinha noted.

Mr Sanaka Samarasinha is attending a meeting of experts to develop new strategies for international cooperation on Chernobyl at the children's rehabilitation center Zhdanovichy near Minsk.

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