MINSK, 14 September (BelTA) – The address of members of the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus to the international community in connection with the situation around Belarus as of 10 June 2021 was included as an official document into the discussion on the elimination of unilateral extraterritorial coercive economic measures as a means of political and economic pressure at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, BelTA learned from the press service of the upper house of the Belarusian parliament.
“We, members of the House of Representatives and members of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus - the authorized representatives of the Belarusian people - ask the international community to assess the situation around our country with an open mind. Under the guise of promoting democratic values, we see aggressive all-round pressure on the sovereign state and its citizens, a flagrant violation of the basic principles of international law on non-interference in the internal affairs. Such actions pose a real threat to international peace and security, violate the generally recognized provisions of the Charter of the United Nations, of which our country was one of the founding members. We see independence, human development, economic growth and strengthening of Belarus as both the obvious basis for the well-being of our citizens and also as the key to geopolitical stability in the vast region of Europe, Russia and Asia,” the address reads.
The MPs believe that instead of supporting and developing mutually beneficial cooperation, a number of states are actively working to destabilize the Republic of Belarus by engaging in a massive smear campaign against Belarus aimed both at drawing Belarusian citizens in destructive activities to push through a coup d'etat and also at cultivating an extremely negative image of the country on the international arena.
“We call on the international community to speak against the unreasonable, counterproductive and discriminatory policy against the Republic of Belarus, to show solidarity with our country in defending the right to sovereignty and a peaceful life, to return to responsible and constructive interaction for the benefit of all countries and peoples, in the name of peace, security and prosperity,” the document reads.