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21 February 2020, 12:20

Belarus calls for bigger focus on economic, environmental dimension in OSCE

Andrei Savinykh. An archive photo
Andrei Savinykh. An archive photo

MINSK, 21 February (BelTA) – A bigger role of the economic and environmental dimension can help build trust and stimulate a constructive dialogue in the OSCE, head of Belarus' parliamentary delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Chairman of the Standing Commission on International Affairs of the House of Representatives Andrei Savinykh said at the 19th Winter Meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly that is taking place in Vienna on 20-21 February, BelTA learned from the press service of the House of Representatives.

“A bigger role of the economic and environmental dimension is a valuable instrument to improve trust, encourage a constructive dialogue, ease tensions and prevent conflicts in the OSCE area,” Andrei Savinykh said at the session of the OSCE PA General Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment. He recalled that Minsk will host an international conference on digital economy in May 2020. The conference will be co-organized by the Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the House of Representatives informed.

In addition to that, Andrei Savinykh took part in the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Standing Committee Meeting and the joint session of three general committees, a working meeting of the heads of the parliamentary delegations of the CSTO and OSCE PA member states. The head of the Belarusian delegation gave a welcoming address at the opening of the exhibition arranged by Russia and dedicated to Europe's liberation from Nazism.

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