Statements & Speeches

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus in regard to the Declaration by the Spanish Presidency on behalf of the European Union on 8 May, 2002 concerning Belarus-OSCE relations

Regarding the Declaration by the Spanish Presidency on behalf of the European Union on 8 May, 2002 concerning Belarus-OSCE relations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus deems it necessary to note that this Declaration contradicts the principles contained in fundamental EU documents dealing with the development and…

AIDE-MEMOIRE "The 16th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster"

Sixteen years ago, as a result of the catastrophe on the Chernobyl NPP, a significant part of the territory of three countries - Belarus, Russian Federation and the Ukraine - was indiscernibly cursed by radiation. Such notions as 'exclusion zone', 'radiation-induced diseases', 'contaminated food' have turned out to be an integral part of life in…

Spokesman for Belarusian Foreign Ministry Pavel Latushka answers BELTA question on statement of "the four " on Middle East settlement (press release by MFA press service)

Question: How can Belarusian Foreign Ministry evaluate statement adopted by "the four" on Middle East settlement on April 10, 2002 in Spain? Answer: We support collective will of international community expressed in joint statement of "the four" on Middle East settlement (UN,…

Belarus to help restore Angola's economy (press release by MFA press service)

Now that the civil war is over in Angola, Belarus is interested in economic restoration projects and in summit diplomatic cooperation, Deputy Foreign Minister Vassily Pugachev said when paying an official visit to Angola on April 4-6. The visit was a "first official visit of the kind over the past seven years since Angola and Belarus…

Answer of Belarusian Foreign Ministry press secretary to the question of Interfax agency about initiative of Lithuania and Poland to get the CE mandate for extension of contacts with Belarus

Officially Question of Interfax agency: How can MFA of Belarus comment on the initiative of Lithuania and Poland to get the CE mandate for extension of contacts with Belarus taking into account that this issue has recently been discussed by Lithuanian Parliament? Answer of MFA…

Statement of the press-secretary of the Ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Belarus on the adoption of UN Security Council resolution on Middle East

Officially The Republic of Belarus welcomes the UN Security Council resolution 1397 (2002) on the situation in the Middle East including the Palestinian question. Affirmed by UN Security Council a vision of the Middle East as a region where two States, Israel and Palestine, live side by side within secure and recognized…

MFA Press secretary comments on the contents of US State Department report on human rights practices

"We got acquainted with the report and could not find anything new in its contents. We paid attention that some facts presented in the report are misinterpreted. We compare the conclusions of the State department report on Belarus with the situation in other CIS and Eastern European countries. The Ministry of foreign affairs intends to…

"How can MFA comment on the media reports about comments of US State Department press-secretary made during his briefing on February 27 concerning trade in arms?" Journalist's question made during MFA briefing on February 28, 2002.

Journalist's question made during MFA briefing on February 28, 2002: "How can MFA comment on the media reports about comments of US State Department press-secretary made during his briefing on February 27 concerning trade in arms?" MFA Press-secretary Pavel Latushka answer:

Comments of the Minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Belarus Mikhail Khvostov on the topics discussed during the visit of US Congress delegation to Belarus presented to Belarusian television company on February 16, 2002

"We informed the US congressmen that we do not experience any problems that can be connected with illegal weapons trade. Belarus acts in that sphere in full compliance with the decisions of UN Security Council. If this authority says that trade in arms with some country is banned we strictly abide this decision. During the meeting we also…