Head of the club Nina Arutyunyan informed, the dinner is the contribution of the wives of the diplomats to minimising the Chernobyl aftermath. “The government does a lot to aid the situation. But one cannot live in a country so much affected by the Chernobyl disaster and be indifferent to the country’s problems”, said Nina Arutyunyan. “The foreign ladies are very sympathetic and try to help children, orphans, elderly people, who live in the radiation-polluted areas. Such traditional charitable events are arranged to serve this purpose”.
The charitable dinner took place at the Minsk International Educational Centre with assistance of all the embassies and many international institutions, which are accredited in the country. Brian Maurice Bennet, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, has been the host for the third time. He successfully coped with the task.
The meeting was attended by Chairperson of the Chernobyl Aftermath Committee under the Belarusian Cabinet of Ministers Vladimir Tsalko, spouse of the Belarusian Prime Minister Lyudmila Sidorskaya, and spouse of the Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus Tatiana Mikhnevich.
A charitable dinner timed to the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe was held in Minsk by the Belarusian Ambassadress Club. The raised funds will be used to alleviate consequences of the Chernobyl catastrophe in affected areas