Statements & Speeches

On the Terrorist Act in Saudi Arabia

Statement by Press-secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus On the Terrorist Act in Saudi Arabia The Republic of Belarus resolutely condemns the terrorist act involving hostages that took place in Al-Khobar in Saudi Arabia. We present our condolences to the families and relatives of the deceased. This…

Statement by the Press Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus with regard to the Adoption at the 60th Session of the CHR of the Resolution on the Situation of Human Rights in Belarus

The resolution adopted at the 60th session of the UN Commission on Human Rights is entirely politically motivated and contains allegations, which have nothing to do with reality. The Republic of Belarus totally rejects all the allegations and does not accept the resolution based thereon neither in letter nor in spirit. The content of the…

STATEMENT by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus on situation in Iraq

The Republic of Belarus is deeply concerned by escalation of tension and aggravation of humanitarian situation in Iraq. It is unacceptable when civilians fall victims of military operations, children die, food stocks and medical supplies needed by civil population are destroyed. Belarus strongly advocates an immediate cessation of military…

Statement by Ambassador Viktar Gaisenak, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus, at the Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Belarus to the OSCE 1 April 2004 Regarding NATO expansion Mr. Chairman, The accession to NATO of the seven new countries represents a conscious choice by the Governments of those countries. We respect that choice. However, we do not understand the need for an eastward expansion of NATO,…

Presentation by Mr. Alyaksandr Sychov, Deputy Minister of the Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS AS THE BUSINESS PARTNER. PROSPECTS FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION

(March 3, 2004, Dusseldorf, Germany, seminar Business in Belarus for European Representatives of Japanese companies) Dear ladies and gentlemen! I would like to welcome all of you as the participants of this seminar and to express my gratitude to JETRO for promotion of Belarus-Japan economic co-operation. Our understanding is that Japanese…

Statement by Ambassador Viktar Gaisenak, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus, at the meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council, concerning the national conference in Riga (Latvia)

5 February 2004 On 6 February 2004, an international conference will take place in Riga (Latvia) on the theme “the future of democracy beyond the borders of the Baltic States”, organized by one of the non governmental organizations of Latvia along with the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The aim of this conference, according to its…

Statement by Ambassador Viktar Gaisenak, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus, regarding the statements by the delegations of the United States of America and the European Union at the meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

5 February 2004 Mr. Chairman, We have listened carefully to and taken note of the statements by the European Union (EU) and the United States of America regarding the Belarusian Helsinki Committee. At present, our delegation has no detailed information on this matter, but we are ready to provide the necessary clarifications in this regard at…

Statement by Ambassador Viktar Gaisenak, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus, At the Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council In Response to the Address of the Osce Chairman in Office, Mr. Solomon Passy

15 January 2004 Mr. Chairman, The delegation of the Republic of Belarus would like to welcome the OSCE Chairman in Office, His Excellency Mr. Solomon Passy, to the meeting of the Permanent Council and thank him for the programme he has presented to us outlining the work to be done by the Bulgarian Chairmanship. On the whole, we…

Statement by Dr. Aleksandr Baichorov, Head of International Security and Arms Control Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus

CERTAIN ASPECTS OF THE FUTURE MISSILE PROLIFERATION CONTROL Paper presented at the Warsaw Global Missile Inventory Conference Warsaw, 8-9 December 2003 The issue of missile proliferation has become a growing concern of the international community in recent years. A rising number of countries have established missile programmes. The missile…

Statement by Ambassador Victar Gaisenak, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus, At the meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council, Vienna, 6 November 2003

Our delegation welcomes the distinguished Secretary General of NATO, Lord Robertson, and thanks him not only for his address but also for the attention that he has paid to co﷓operation with the OSCE during the time that he has held his high office. Aware of the significant role that NATO plays in the Euro-Atlantic region and sharing as we…

Statement of the Press-secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus On the Terrorist Act in Saudi Arabia

The Republic of Belarus strongly condemns the terrorist act that took place in Saudi Arabia and resulted in multiple human casualties. We express our sincere and deep condolences to the relatives and families of the deceased. There can be no justification of terrorists' actions. That crime, directed towards the destabilization of the situation…

Statement by Vladimir Tsalko, Head of the Comity for Chernobyl Catastrophe Problems at the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus at the fifty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York, 21 October 2003

Distinguished Mr. President, Ladies and gentlemen, Today the General Assembly is to consider the issue which is of great significance both for my country and the whole international community. The Chernobyl catastrophe marked the entry of the human civilization into the new stage of development when technological risk multiplied by the human…

Statement Of the Press Secretary of the MFA of Belarus with regard to the Israel Air Force attack on Syria on October 5, 2003

The Republic of Belarus is deeply concerned with the fact of Israel’s bomb and missile attack on an object on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic on October 5, 2003. Given the general instability in the region, the conflict is only aggravated by the actions undertaken by Israel. For the states of the Middle East, the impact of a new rise of…

Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Sergei Martynov on the 32nd Session of the UNESCO General Conference
3 October, 2003

Mr. President of the General Conference, Mrs. Chairperson of the Executive Council, Mr. Director-General, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, The debates at this session of the UNESCO General Conference prompt me to observe that opinions expressed here are in the broad consonance with the ideas that prevailed in statements by the majority…

Statement by H.E. Mr. Sergei Martynov Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus at the fifty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly (general debate)
New York, 1 October 2003

Distinguished Mr. President, Distinguished Mr. Secretary-General, Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, This year, the United Nations has come close to the most dangerous brink in its more than a half-century history. And this is not only and not so much the Iraqi crisis per se. The crisis has become but a manifestation of what has really…

Statement by His Excellency Mr. Sergei N. Martynov Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus at the Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Non-Aligned Movement (New York, 26 September 2003)

Mr. Chairman, At the outset allow me to express our highest appraisal of the work carried out by Malaysia in its capacity as Chair of the Non-Aligned Movement. Belarus positively assesses the Kuala-Lumpur Summit decisions aimed at consolidating the Movement. I believe that every Ministerial meeting should be a step forward in our efforts to raise…

Statement by Dr.Aleksandr Baichorov, Head of international security and arms control Department, Ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Belarus

at the fifth Meeting of the States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of Anti-personnel mines and on their destruction BANGKOK, SEPTEMBER 15-19, 2003 Mr. Chairman, Ladies and gentlemen, This meeting takes place at a very important juncture of the Ottawa Process. In a year time…

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus On Closing of the Embassy of Israel in Minsk

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs perceived with regret the official notification of the Israeli side stating that the Embassy in Belarus will be closed due to financial reasons. The Belarusian side understands economic difficulties faced by Israel but, at the same time, considers this step as the one that does not promote attempts to develop…

Press-secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus A.Savinykh Comments to the News Agency BelTA on Some Media Announcements Related to Iraq Issues

A foreign citizen can obtain a genuine Belarusian passport only after spending 7 years on the territory of the country. This procedure also requires a foreign citizen to expatriate from his/her previous citizenship. Thus genuine Belarusian passports could not be found in Iraq. There only can be a case of passports that are either forged passports…

Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus H.E. Sergei Martynov at the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs on June 4, 2003 (Madrid)

NEW THREATS TO SECURITY AND THE ROLE OF PARTNERSHIP IN DEALING WITH THEM The latest wave of terrorist attacks throughout the world - from Philippine island Mindanao to Chechnya in Russian Federation - demonstrated that the antiterrorist coalition still has to find adequate responses to that challenge of the international terrorism. The Republic…