Today, the Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Alyaksandr Lukashenka, President of the Republic of Belarus.
The Secretary-General thanked Belarus for its strong support to the United Nations.
The Secretary-General and the President also discussed the political and human rights situation in the country, particularly ahead of the 2015 Presidential elections.
They also exchanged views on the conflict in Ukraine. The Secretary-General commended the President for Belarus’ constructive role in diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis, particularly by hosting a number of important multilateral and bilateral discussions.