Belarusian president to visit Kyiv during Chornobyl disaster anniversary


Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko plans to take part in events devoted to the 25th anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster to be held in Kyiv in April, Belarusian ambassador to Ukraine Valentin Velichko said.

"Belarus will be presented at April events in Kyiv devoted to the Chornobyl disaster anniversary at the highest level," the Belarusian diplomat said.

He commented on a statement of Head of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration Serhiy Liovochkin that the Belarusian prime minister would present Belarus at an international conference in Kyiv.

"We have an official invitation from Ukraine and Alexander Lukashenko plans to personally take part in the events," Velichko said.

He said that Belarus is thoroughly preparing for the visit.

"As far as I know at a meeting with Lukashenko as a part of the OSCE summit Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych personally invited the Belarusian president to visit Kyiv and take part in the events devoted to the Chornobyl tragedy," he added.

The conference on the 25th anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster is scheduled to run from April 17-21, 2011 and Kyiv will host a high-level meeting on safe and innovative use of nuclear energy in April.


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