Bangkok, 15 March 2023 (TDI): Ambassador of Belarus to Vietnam, Uladzimir Baravikou joined in a meeting of the Advisory Committee of Permanent Representatives and Other Representatives Designated by Members of the Commission of the ESCAP in Thailand.

The summit reviewed the critical role of the private sector in promoting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It also emphasized the necessity of trade and investment cooperation.

Ambassador Baravikou attended the sessions in the capacity of a Permanent Observer. He highlighted the need for improved cooperation between ESCAP member nations to realize sustainable development objectives.

He also stressed the need to incorporate the corporate sector in development initiatives and harness their skills and resources to accomplish the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Ambassador Baravikou met with the ESCAP Secretariat on the margins of the event to discuss integrating his country into the organization’s project activities.

He indicated a strong desire to contribute to the work of ESCAP and discussed potential areas of collaboration.

In addition, Ambassador Baravikou paid a courtesy visit to the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to ESCAP, Evgeny Tomikhin, during his visit to Bangkok.

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They addressed the present state of bilateral relations between their countries and examined options to strengthen collaboration through ESCAP.

Following the meetings, Ambassador Baravikou stated his intention to collaborate closely with ESCAP and its member countries to achieve sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region.

He reiterated his country’s commitment to contribute to ESCAP’s project activities and emphasized the importance of member-state collaboration in achieving shared development goals.

Ambassador Baravikou’s involvement in the ESCAP Advisory Committee meeting emphasizes the importance of multilateral collaboration and ESCAP’s critical role in promoting sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region.

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is one of the United Nations’ five regional commissions.

Its mandate is to promote cooperation among its 53 member states and associate members to achieve inclusive and sustainable economic and social development in the Asia-Pacific region.

ESCAP is a forum for member countries to discuss and address regional economic, social, and environmental issues. It collaborates closely with governments, civil society, and the private sector to achieve common development goals.