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    UN COORDINATOR TO DISCUSS IN MINSK REHABILITATION OF BELARUSSIAN AREAS AFFECTED BY CHERNOBYL DISASTER

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    MINSK, January 31 (RIA Novosti corr. Olesya Luchaninova) - The UN's strategy to rehabilitate Belarussian areas affected by the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster in 1986 will be discussed during a four-day routine visit to Minsk by UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland.

    Belarussian foreign ministry spokesman Andrei Savinykh told a press conference that the visit will last from January 31 to February 3.

    Approaches to the realization of provisions of the resolution on strengthening international cooperation and effort coordination in the cause of studying, alleviating and minimizing the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster will be considered during the visit.

    According to Andrei Savinykh, the UN coordinator plans to get familiarized with the situation in the regions affected by the disaster and discuss with the Belarussian leadership the prospects of international cooperation in the field of overcoming its consequences.

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