Statements & Speeches

Address by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus V.Makei on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

For many centuries, the Belarusian land has been a motherland and a comfortable home for the people of different nationalities. We are proud that all ethnic groups in Belarus have lived here without conflicts and with respect for habits and traditions of each other. Unity and mutual support were most vividly demonstrated in the face of Fascism which 80 years ago unleashed an unprecedented war that claimed millions of lives and made a profound impact on the history of humankind.

Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus V.Makei at the OSCE 25th Ministerial Council (December 6, 2018, Milan)

The OSCE remains hostage to geopolitics. The military capabilities and presence at each other’s borders continue to dangerously build up. Domestic political and even personal interests dominate over the interests of common security. The paradigm of conflict dominates over that of security community. We should stop thinking of new military bases, pumping our region with lethal weapons. It does not contribute to security for all

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus in connection with the terrorist attack in Syria

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus strongly condemns the brutal terrorist attack carried out by the Islamic State on July 25, 2018 and the subsequent attacks of terrorist bands on settlements near the Syrian city of As-Suwayda that caused numerous human casualties

Statement by the Department of Information and Digital Diplomacy of the Foreign Ministry of Belarus

The Republic of Belarus is concerned about the escalation of violence along the dividing line between the Israeli and Palestinian territories, especially in the Gaza Strip, which led to numerous civilian casualties

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus

The Republic of Belarus strongly condemns strikes launched on the Syrian Arab Republic on April 14, 2018

Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus V.Makei at the 24th Meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council (December 7, 2017, Vienna)

The primary objective of the Helsinki process was to defuse East-West tensions and create an atmosphere of confidence among States through dialogue and cooperation. Today, the road to this goal seems even longer than it was more than 40 years ago. The deep crisis of European security is continuing, polarization is growing, trust is eroding, and challenges are multiplying

Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus V.Makei at the plenary session of the Eastern Partnership Summit “Achievements since Riga and Setting New Priorities” (November 24, 2017, Brussels)

I would like to express sincere gratitude to our European hosts and the Estonian Presidency for the excellent preparation of today’s Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels

Statement by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, Andrei Dapkiunas, at the Thematic Dialogue “Trade in Minors in the Digital Age” (September 28, 2017, New York)

Information communication technologies with unfettered access to online content have become an intrinsic part of people’s lives. However, the IT revolution is not all about progress, safety and benefit. The very same communication technologies that bring education, connectedness and cooperation are used by traffickers to recruit, harm and exploit the most naive and susceptible to manipulation – children

Communiqué adopted at the Meeting of the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Member States of the Central European Initiative (June 22, 2017, Minsk)

The Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Member States of the Central European Initiative (CEI) held their annual meeting in Minsk on 22 June 2017. It was organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus in cooperation with the CEI-Executive Secretariat

Opening statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Vladimir Makei, at the Meeting of the CEI Ministers for Foreign Affairs (June 22, 2017, Minsk)

Once again, it is a great pleasure to welcome you in Minsk on the occasion of the annual Meeting of the CEI Ministers for Foreign Affairs within the Presidency of Belarus in the Central European Initiative

Statement by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus V.Rybakov at the round-table discussion “Time to finish what we started 20 years ago. The CTBT as a tool for trust in nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament” (April 19, 2017, Minsk)

I am glad to be here today and to share views on the entry into force of Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty and the current state and prospects of nuclear disarmament. We highly value our interaction with the expert community of Belarus and the members of the diplomatic corps on the issues of ensuring international security

Statement by the Press Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus regarding the terrorist attack in London (March 23, 2017, Minsk)

Belarus strongly condemns terrorist act that happened on March 22, 2017 in London

Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus V.Makei at the Meeting of the Committee of National Coordinators of the Central European Initiative (February 14, 2017, Minsk)

The Presidency in the CEI is very special for Belarus. As you know, our country has been a frontrunner in integration on the post-Soviet arena, standing at the roots of the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Union State of Russia and Belarus, as well as the Eurasian Economic Union. While not all our expectations turned into accomplishments, we remain strong promoters of closer economic and social integration in the region for the common benefit

Statement by the Press-Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus regarding the terrorist attacks in Afghanistan (January 11, 2017, Minsk)

With deep pain Belarus has learnt tragic news about terrorist attacks on January 10, 2017 in Afghanistan that caused numerous victims

Statement by the Press-Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus regarding terrorist attack in Istanbul (January 1, 2017, Minsk)

With deep pain Belarus has learnt news about terrorist attack in Istanbul on New Year’s Eve that caused death and injuries of dozens of civilians from different countries

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus on the 25th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and the United States of America (December 28, 2016, Minsk)

Today the Republic of Belarus celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with the United States of Americ

Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Mr. Vladimir Makei at the OSCE Ministerial Council (Hamburg, December 8, 2016)

The necessity to strengthen security and step up co-operation is being referred to today much and often. However, to our regret, the scarcity of both is very much in evidence in the OSCE area

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the withdrawal by the Republic of Belarus of nuclear weapons (November 25, 2016, Minsk)

Twenty years ago, on November 26, 1996, Belarus completed the withdrawal from its’ territory of the nuclear weapons that remained after the dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Statement by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, Valentin Rybakov, at the reception dedicated to the Day of Indian technical and economic cooperation program (October 6, 2016, Minsk)

Next year our two countries will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations: a quarter-century of official ties, cordial friendship and multifaceted partnership

Statement by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Valentin Rybakov on the Summit of Non-Aligned Movement (September 19, 2016, Venezuela)

No longer threatened by the bipolar rivalry, we face other challenges such as the uneven globalization, neo-colonialist policies, as well as ever-rising transnational threats