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MINSK, July 12 (BelTA)-Belarus Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yuri Ambrazevich participated via videoconference at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York. The forum will run until July 18, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The theme for the 2022 forum is “Rebuild from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. In his speech, the deputy foreign minister mentioned that the coronavirus pandemic has become a serious test for each state separately and for international cooperation as a whole. According to Yuri Ambrazevich, the main lesson learned from the pandemic is the need for every country to build a strong, sovereign and independent state, responsible and effective in ensuring the needs and rights of the people, including the rights of anyone. people in affordable and adequate. Medical care.
The deputy foreign minister stressed that it is a sovereign state with effective institutions of public administration, and not external institutions and mechanisms, that is the most effective way to ensure the sustainable development of a country.
Yuri Ambrazevich noted the fact that international cooperation should complement the capabilities of national states that voluntarily support the concept of shared responsibility for problems and challenges that transcend national borders, and implemented in the form of voluntary mutually beneficial international cooperation on the principles of sovereign equality and non-interference in internal affairs. The deputy foreign minister also suggested that the 2023 political forum should assess the impact of unilateral sanctions on the implementation of sustainable development goals.
Yuri Ambrazevich noted that the SDGs should not remain on paper. In his recent speech to Secretary-General António Guterres, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko called for “a global and definitive process on security issues with the participation of all leading international players in the spirit of San Francisco. This process should result in clear and unequivocal agreements in terms of the new world order, which will provide security guarantees to all members of the international community for the foreseeable future.