U.S. hopes for fair elections in Belarus

United States of America "are hoping to see significant progress" in the field of democracy and human rights in Belarus. This is stated in a joint statement issued after the meeting, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Foreign Minister Sergei Martynov, which was held on December 1 in Astana OSCE Summit.

"To improve the bilateral relations between the U.S. and Belarus primary importance is still a manifestation of greater respect for democracy and Human Rights, which is necessary for the progress of the country and its citizens ", — quotes the text of the press service of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.

Sergei Martynov

United States, in particular, rely on whether elections President of Belarus international standards. "This is a positive step for Belarus' decision to invite the significant part of the international observers to monitor the elections," — said in a statement.

The foreign ministers of Belarus and the United States also reaffirmed their countries' commitment to nuclear security and nuclear non-proliferation.

Belarus declared its intention to liquidate all of its stocks of highly enriched uranium by the next summit on nuclear security, which will be held in 2012.

For its part, the United States intends to provide technical and financial assistance for the possible early implementation of these measures.

"With this decision, Belarus joins United States in international efforts to convert nuclear plants to use low enriched uranium fuel that in the XXI century is becoming global standards ", — quotes the document received the Foreign Ministry.

"The two sides pledged to continue working together in the field of nuclear safety, including improved security at the Joint Institute for Power and Nuclear Research in Belarus."

With this decision, Belarus joins the United States in the international effort to convert nuclear plants to use low enriched uranium fuel

Martynov and Clinton also pledged to strengthen global cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy in accordance with international standards and additional bilateral agreements to be concluded between Belarus and the United States, "- said in a statement the Foreign Ministry of Belarus.

"Belarus has also announced its intention to dyversyfikavats energy supply through the construction of its first civilian nuclear power plant, — the Belarusian Foreign Ministry. — U.S. support for these activities, which includes the process of praektavannya on conditions of competition and build a safe and secure station operating in accordance with the guarantees the IAEA. U.S. supports Belarus' efforts to the early realization of this commercial project. "

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