Belarus President to speak at UN General Assembly session in New York


Belarus President to speak at UN General Assembly session in New York

Alexander Lukashenko will speak at the UN General Assembly in New York for the fourth time. Expectations are high from each president: Putin, Obama, Xi Jinping...

This will not be the first address of the Belarus President to the UN. The previous speech of Lukashenko at the UN was memorable by tough truth about what is happening in the world.

The UN General Assembly is the main deliberative organ of the United Nations. The annual meeting began a week ago, but the week of high representatives starts now. And it seems that in 2015 it will gather the largest number of world leaders in the UN history.

New York expects about a hundred heads of state. Among them will be the president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko.

Even the Pope will speak, for the first time in 20 years. Infrequent visitors to the headquarters of the United Nations, the Russian President, the German Chancellor, the President of Iran, and the Cuban leader, will arrive in New York too.

The Development Summit, at which Alexander Lukashenko is going to speak, is a special one. World leaders are going to determine in which direction the entire world community will move during the next 15 years. This document is also called "Agenda 2030".

Andrei Dapkiunas, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus to the United Nations:
The voice of Belarus is heard not only because it sounds when other nations are hesitant but because Belarus says frankly what values it stands for. Therefore, it seems to me that the participation of the Belarus President in this forum is a logical continuation of Belarus' foreign political efforts.

The President of Belarus will take part in the general debate on the first day. This will be the fourth appearance of Alexander Lukashenko at this global platform.

Sanaka Samarasinha, UNDP Representative in the Republic of Belarus:
Belarus and the United Nations need to work together. And the UN must act as a door through which Belarus will be able to go out into the world to tell people about how beautiful the country is and what wonderful people live here.

Belarus at the UN has always advocated the strengthening of international security. Among our initiatives, which found response are combating human trafficking and illegal migration.

The current meeting of country leaders will be held against the backdrop of unprecedented tectonic shifts in world politics. We are talking about the situation in the Middle East, the flow of migrants to Europe, and, of course, the Ukraine crisis.

Let us assume that it is the Ukrainian issue and the implementation of the Minsk agreements that will top the agenda.