Statements & Speeches

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus on the Tragedy Involving Russian Diplomats in Iraq

Minsk, June 27, 2006 Belarus has heard with deep pain the news of the fatal that most likely happened to the four Russian diplomats who had been taken hostage by terrorists in Iraq earlier this month. Deeply shocked by this tragedy, Belarus’ people express their deepest condolences to the bereaved families and to the brotherly Russian people. …

Belarus’ MFA Statement on Recognition of Montenegro Independence

Respecting the right of the Montenegrin nation to shape their destiny independently, the Republic of Belarus declares its recognition of the Republic of Montenegro as a sovereign and independent state. In view of the historical and cultural ties between the Belarusian and Montenegrin nations, we express our respect for the friendly Slavonic state…

Statement by Sergei Martynov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, at the Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (May 30, 2006, Putrajaja, Malaysia)

First of all, I would like to express sincere gratitude to the host country, Malaysia, for the exceptional organization of this ministerial meeting, as well as for an excellent Presidency of the Non-Aligned Movement. I think that we all, as the Participating States, must be proud of the…

Statement by MFA Press-Service on the Decision by the Radio and Television Commission of the Republic of Lithuania to Ban the Re-broadcasting of the Belarusian State Television Programs on the Lithuanian Territory

The Republic of Belarus has reiterated several times that the states persistently trying to “teach democracy” to Belarus in reality benefit from at least two concepts of “democracy” and “democratic standards”. One of them they use for themselves, another one they try to impose on others. Quite notable is the haste which the above mentioned…

Statement by Press-Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has already stressed that the European Union and the United States, while commenting on the situation in Belarus, are persistently trying to misrepresent their wish as reality. The latest statements by the EU Austrian Chairmanship and the US State department press-secretary are a demonstration of the European…

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus on the Decision by the United States and the European Union to Impose Restrictions Against Belarusian Officials

The European Union and the United States have responded to the election of President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at the direct and general elections with a decision to impose restrictions against a number of Belarusian officials. It is difficult to comprehend the sense of this decision. Both the US and the EU had never…

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus on the 2006 Presidential Elections in Belarus

On 19 March, the presidential elections took place in Belarus. According to the preliminary results by the Central Commission of the Republic of Belarus for Elections and All-Nation Referenda, Alexander Lukashenko received 82,6 % of the votes cast and came out as the winner of the elections. The 92,6 % turnover was unprecedented. The elections…

Statement by the First Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Belarus H.E. Vasily Pugachev at the EAPC Foreign Ministerial (Brussels, December 8, 2005)

Distinguished Mr Secretary General! Ladies and Gentlemen! Republic of Belarus became an integral part of the global antiterrorist coalition. Our country has ratified all twelve universal antiterrorist conventions. Supporting the NATO antiterrorist operation in Afghanistan, Belarus provides its territory for the ISAF cargo and personnel transit…

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

Washington and Brussels are again trying to overtly interfere in the law-making process in Belarus, thus violating the principle of non-interference into internal affairs of other states which is the core of international relations. The National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus as legislative body is empowered by Constitution of the Republic…

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Mr. Alyaksandr Sychov, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus to the International Organizations in Vienna at the Plenary Meeting of the 11th session of UNIDO’ General Conference (Vienna, 30 November 2005)

Esteemed Mr. Chairman, I would like to offer my congratulations to you and your colleagues on your election as the Bureau-members of the UNIDO’ General Conference at its 11th session. It is my sincere hope that during your tenure this Forum will successfully tackle the important tasks it faces. Our delegation positively assess the work of Dr.…

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus on the conclusions of the Council of the European Union on Belarus

The conclusions adopted by the Council of the European Union reveal its intention to impose its will on the Belarusian authorities and society, even resorting to threats. Such an approach has neither reasons nor prospects. Belarus has more than once pointed out, to our partners in the European Union as well, that the forthcoming presidential…

Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Sergei MARTYNOV at the 60th Session of the UN General Assembly, General Debate (21 September 2005, New York)

The summit of our leaders is over. Each of us here at the General Assembly has different feelings about it. Mine are anxiety and hope. I am anxious about the future of the United Nations. Not as an organisation – its existence is not an end in itself. I am anxious about the future of the united nations. My hope is for the future of the United…

Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Sergei MARTYNOV at the Meeting of the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of Non-Aligned Movement (20 September 2005, New York)

We, the Ministers of the Non-Aligned countries, have assembled in this hall at a crucial moment. Elated expectations and fanfare of the World Summit are just behind us. How much bright and inspiring do we find this ‘morning after’? How much mixed are our feelings in the aftermath of the summit? I am afraid that the Reuters analysts were not too…

Statement by Mr Vladimir TSALKA Head of Chernobyl Committee of the Republic of Belarus at the Concluding Conference of the Chernobyl Forum (Vienna, September,6)

Dear Mr Chairman! Dear Ladies and Gentlemen! First of all, let me express my sincere gratitude to IAEA Director General professor Mohamed ElBaradei for putting forward and successfully advancing an initiative to establish the Chernobyl Forum. Taking into account the fact that this initiative of the Director General was declared for the first…

Commentary of the Head of the Belarusian MFA press service Maria Vanshina in view of the actions of the Polish party, directed to the complication of the relations between Belarus and Poland

The MFA of Poland informed on July 15, 2005, that the councilor-envoy of the Belarusian Embassy in Warsaw has to leave the territory of Poland before July 20, 2005. We point out the non-constructivity of the actions of the Polish party that break the mutual agreements and lead to the complication of the relations between Belarus and Poland.…

Statement by Aleksandr Baichorov, Head of the International Security and Arms Control Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus at Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (New Y

Mr. Chairman, Allow me on behalf of the Delegation of the Republic of Belarus to congratulate you upon the election to the post of the Chairman. I am confident that under your leadership the Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons will be able to conduct a comprehensive and unbiased review of…

STATEMENT BY H.E. Mr. SERGEI ALEINIK AMBASSADOR, PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AT GENEVA (61st SESSION OF THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS)

Distinguished Mr. Chairman, First of all, I would like to recall the distinguished delegations that Belarus has already declared the rejection of the resolution 2004/14, both concerning its wordings and essence, at the 60th session of the CHR including the proposal on the appointment of a Special Rapporteur and his mandate. We made our…

Statement by Mr. Denis Sidorenko, Deputy Head of the Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Belarus, at the Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

17 March 2005 With regard to the International Conference in Vilnius (Lithuania) Mr. Chairman, According to the information available to us, an international conference “on the co ordination of assistance for the Republic of Belarus” is to be held in Vilnius (Lithuania) on 18 March 2005, and there a policy is to be drawn up outlining…

Statement by Mr. Denis Sidorenko, Deputy Head of the Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Belarus, at the Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

17 March 2005 Nazi marches in Latvia Mr. Chairman, On 16 March former Nazis held marches in a number of Latvian cities. Those events took place with the official approval of the Latvian authorities. At the same time parallel demonstrations by anti fascists were dispersed by police dogs and mounted police. The Republic of Belarus…

Statement of the press-secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus on adoption of Anti-Secession Law by the People's Republic of China

The Republic of Belarus supports the Anti-Secession Law of the People's Republic of China adopted on March 14, 2005 by 10th National People's Congress during its third session. The Republic of Belarus believes that the adopted Law meets the core interests of Chinese people, promotes peace and stability in the area of Taiwan Channel, in…