Chernobyl unites people of good will
Town of Avion hosts Belarusian Ambassador to France, Pavel Latushko, in discussing Belarusian-French co-operation in tackling consequences of Chernobyl nuclear power station catastrophe, with President of French Secours Populaire Français, Julien Lauprêtre, and Avion Mayor Jean-Marc Tellier
During the meeting, Mr. Lauprêtre noted that his association has been providing assistance to Belarus for three decades, in mitigating the consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear power station disaster, inviting around a hundred Belarusian children to recuperate in France annually.
Representatives of the association plan to visit the Chernobyl-affected districts of the Mogilev Region on the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl tragedy, to meet those who first travelled to France for recuperation 26 years ago. Mr. Latushko thanked the head of the French association for the assistance provided to Belarus in this sphere. On the same day, Belarusian Ambassador, Mr. Lauprêtre and Mayor Tellier spoke to the French press, presenting information on the losses suffered by Belarus as a result of the world’s largest technogenic catastrophe. They noted prospects for future Belarus-France co-operation in this sphere, and Mr. Latushko gave an exclusive interview to Radio France, the national station.
The same evening Belarusian Ternitsa band, uniting students from Mogilev State University, played in the town of Avion, their performance commemorating the Chernobyl tragedy.
By Alexander Pimenov