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19 February 2010

French experts to visit Bragin region

MINSK, 19 February (BelTA) – A French delegation that includes Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to the Republic of Belarus Michel Raineri, are set tour of the Belarusian regions that were affected by the Chernobyl accident, BelTA learnt from the Embassy of France in Belarus on 18 February. On 22 February Michel Raineri together with experts, who study and share their experience in a long-term rehabilitation after the Chernobyl disaster, will travel to the Bragin region. The French guests are set to meet with local authorities and representatives of organizations, which are involved in the post-Chernobyl rehabilitation. The French delegation will also visit the exclusion zones. On 23 February Michel Raineri is going to meet with the administration of Gomel and the Gomel oblast and pay visit to the free economic zone and institutions with the in-depth study of French. France rendered assistance to Belarus in overcoming the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster. The two countries have worked out advanced mechanisms (at local, national and international level) that solve the problems of the long-term rehabilitation of the Belarusian regions affected by the Chernobyl accident. The bilateral cooperation between Belarus and France has created a new approach to people’s rehabilitation after a disaster. The new approach is based on the transit from consumer position to the active involvement of the local population in the process.