16.11.2012 / 14:31

Lukashenkas Aide Met with US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in Washington D.C.

Presidential aide Valiancin Rybakou on Thursday in Washington met with Daniel Russell, US deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs.

Issues of mutual interest were discussed during the meeting, according to the Belarusian foreign ministry's press office.

On Thursday, Rybakou also delivered a speech during a meeting of the UN General Assembly on reform of the UN Security Council.

He said that Belarus viewed the Council as the main instrument for maintaining international peace and security.

The importance of the Council for the modern system of international relations became clear last year, Rybakou said. At the same time, to remain the cornerstone of this system, the Council should be reformed in accordance with current realities, he said.

The reform should make the Council more balanced and representative, Rybakou said. The membership of the Council should be increased to create additional seats for all regional groups, he said.

Rybakou said that political will and readiness for a compromise were necessary for reforming the Security Council and strengthening the United Nations in general.

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