News in 90 seconds (audio: english)
23 May 2016 12:00
World Summit on humanitarian affairs opens in Istanbul
World Summit on humanitarian affairs opens in Istanbul. The UN, for the first time in its history, has organized such a forum due to the increasing number of conflicts and natural disasters. The forum will decide how to help 125 million people who suffer from them.
It is planned to consider the observance of the laws of war, providing aid to the needy, strengthening of humanitarian actions. International community will reaffirm its commitment to the principles of humanity, unity and cooperation, without which it is impossible to prevent crises, to find a way out of them and to save people from suffering.
The summit will feature 6000 participants from 80 countries. Belarusian delegation is headed by Consul General in Istanbul Igor Bely.
Vladimir Makei will take part in the annual meeting of foreign ministers of EU countries and countries participating in the "Eastern Partnership" initiative
Today Belarus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei is taking part in the Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the European Union (EU) and the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Initiative in Brussels.
The ministerial meeting will focus on such issues as the current state of affairs and prospects of the Eastern Partnership in the context of the Review of the European Neighborhood Policy.
Vladimir Makei will outline Belarus' approaches to the current state of affairs and the reforming of the Eastern Partnership initiative.
"Eastern Partnership" is the EU program for the rapprochement with 6 countries of the former Soviet Union - Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
Canada wins IIHF World Championship
Team Canada won IIHF World Championship. In the final match the founders of hockey defeated Finland 2:0. Before that, in the group stage, the Finnish team decisively won 4:0. Moreover, before the finals, the Finns did not lose to anyone. Russians won bronze by defeating the United States 7:2.