Statements & Speeches

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

Comment by the press-service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus in connection with the decision of the Ukrainian side to abolish the special fee regarding certain items of Belarusian export (September 12, 2016)

The Belarusian side welcomes the decision of the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade of Ukraine, dated September 8, 2016 ¹ 360/2016 / 4411-05 on renunciation, starting from September 15 this year, of special fee in the amount of 39.2% regarding the significant items of Belarusian export to Ukraine

Statement by the Press Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus in connection with another nuclear test conducted by North Korea on September 9, 2016 (September 9, 2016, Minsk)

With deep concern Belarus has learned the latest news from the Korean Peninsula

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus regarding the military coup attempt in Turkey (July 16, 2016, Minsk)

With serious concern Belarus has learnt the latest news about the military coup attempt in the Republic of Turkey, carried out by an isolated group of the Turkish military

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus regarding terrorist attack in Nice (July 15, 2016, Minsk)

With deep pain the Republic of Belarus has learnt the latest news about terrorist attack that happened in Nice on July 14. The devastating attack caused the death of at least 80 people, more than one hundred are injured. There are many children among the victims

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus in connection with the terror attacks in Baghdad (July 4, 2016, Minsk)

With deep pain the Republic of Belarus has learnt the news about double terror attack, that took place in Baghdad, which caused the death of unprecedented number of civilians and, the most sadly, children

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus in connection with terrorist attack in Istanbul (June 29, 2016, Minsk)

The Republic of Belarus strongly condemns a violent attack at the Istanbul's Atatürk international airport

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Makei at the Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Central European Initiative (June 16, 2016, Banja Luka)

Belarus will ensure proper continuity and consistency in the work of the Organization and will pay due attention to the interests of all Member States. We intend to make a special emphasis on fostering connectivity in the region, supporting sustainable economic development, further promoting the CEI’s outreach

Statement by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Valentin Rybakov on Panel discussion “How to Implement SDG 16.2: End Abuse, Exploitation, Trafficking and all Forms of Violence and Torture against Children”

Trafficking in persons is an abominable crime and one of the serious transborder threats to human security and development

Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus V.Makei at the Fifth Meeting of CICA Ministers of Foreign Affairs (April 28, 2016, Beijing)

Pursuant to the principle of indivisibility of global security, the Republic of Belarus totally supports the CICA efforts aimed at peace building and sustainable development in Asia and in a broader international context

Statement by Belarus on behalf of the Eastern European Group at the commemorative meeting of the General Assembly in observance of the 30th Anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe (April 26, 2016, New York)

The Eastern European Regional Group calls to remembrance of this severe disaster in Ukraine at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant that led to loss of human lives, significant health, environmental and economic consequences in the countries in our region

Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus V.Makei at the Signature Ceremony for the Paris Climate Agreement (April 22, 2016, New York)

Despite the solemn character of today's ceremony we should not forget to soberly assess the prospects of implementation of the new agreement and potential problems on this path

Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus V.Makei at the United Nations General Assembly High Level Thematic Debate on Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (April 21, 2016, New York)

Belarus attaches great importance to the successful achievement of SDGs. At today’s meeting we expect concrete proposals for collective actions. It is essential that no country is left alone facing difficulties in implementing development agenda

Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus V.Makei at the 30th special session of the United Nations General Assembly (April 20, 2016, New York)

Belarus welcomes the activities of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and the International Narcotics Control Board, aimed at strengthening international cooperation in this area. For its part, Belarus is a party to all three anti-drug conventions and is fully committed to the principles of the 2009 Political Declaration

Statement of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus in connection with the anniversary of the approval of «The Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements»

It is exactly one year ago that the leaders of the «Normandy Four» composed of Germany, Russia, France, and Ukraine, who met in the capital of Belarus, succeeded to agree on the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and to approve a «road map» of peaceful settlement of the crisis

Statement of the press-service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus in connection with the regional elections in Taiwan on January 16th, 2016 (January 19, 2016)

Taking into consideration the fact of the regional elections that took place in Taiwan on January 16th, 2016 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus reaffirms adherence to the one-China policy and recognizes the Government of the People’s Republic of China as the only legitimate government representing the whole China, while Taiwan is regarded as an integral part of the Chinese territory

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus in connection with the launch of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran's nuclear programme (January 18, 2016)

Belarus is optimistic about the beginning of practical implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and the six intermediary countries on Iran's nuclear program (United Kingdom, Germany, China, Russia, USA, France)

Statement of the Press Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus in connection with the terror attacks in Indonesia (January 14, 2016, Minsk)

Belarus strongly condemns the terrorist acts committed on January 14, 2016 in the Indonesian capital Jakarta

Statement by Vladimir Makei, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, at the OSCE Ministerial Council (December 3, 2015, Belgrade)

Our meeting is taking place at the time of critical increase in challenges and threats, testing the fundamentals of the OSCE. Today a qualitatively new situation has taken shape in the security sphere. One cannot wall off or hide from modern threats any longer