The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres begins a visit to Minsk on July 28.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus, its main purpose will be the signing of a cooperation agreement and the legal status of the Representative Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and its staff in Belarus, Interfax reports.
The Belarusian side the document signed by Minister of Internal Affairs of Belarus Anatoly Kuleshov.
A. Guterres will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Martynov, Head of the State Border Committee, as well as with representatives of international and non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions.
According to the Interior Ministry, is expected to discuss a strategic partnership for the protection of refugees and asylum seekers, as well as to help them.
According to the chairman of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee Oleg Gulak, question is relevant because people run through Belarus and is primarily a transshipment country. There is also a refugee, which needs to be addressed. The fact that here comes the High Commissioner for O.Gulak, indicates, that "just these UN mechanisms easier to cooperate with the official Minsk. They are less painful in terms of claims to the Belarusian authorities concerning Human Rights in Belarus. "