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Belarus' draft resolution included in OSCE PA Annual Session agenda

Politics 05.07.2019 | 11:10

MINSK, 5 July (BelTA) - The draft Belarusian resolution “Strategic Foresight for Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development” has been included in the agenda of the 28th Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Luxembourg, BelTA learned from the press service of the House of Representatives.

During the meeting of the Standing Committee of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly the heads of delegations approved the membership of the general committees, the PA budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year and included additional draft resolutions in the agenda of the OSCE PA session. “Sponsored by the Belarusian MPs, the draft resolution “Strategic Foresight for Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development” received the support of members of the OSCE PA Standing Committee and was included in the agenda of the session,” the press service informed.

The MPs heard the reports from OSCE PA President George Tsereteli and Secretary General Roberto Montella who was reelected for a new term. The MPs also reviewed the current international political developments, the activities of the assembly and the preparations of the forthcoming meetings in 2019 and 2020, respectively, in Morocco and Canada.

A parliamentary delegation of Belarus at the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly is headed by Vice Speaker of the House of representatives Boleslav Pirshtuk. The vice speaker took part in the sixth meeting of the OSCE PA Silk Road Support Group and the meeting of the heads of the parliamentary delegations of the CSTO member-states in the OSCE PA to discuss the promotion of joint initiatives on key issues on the agenda of the session. “At the meeting of the OSCE PA Silk Road Support Group the MPs supported the membership application from the Uzbekistan delegation and got familiar with the draft program of the Swiss Conference due in Andermatt on 5-7 September. Azerbaijani MP Azay Guliyev was reelected chairman of the group. Member of the Swiss delegation Filippo Lombardi and head of the Serbian delegation Stephen Miladinovic were elected his deputies

Luxembourg is hosting the 28th Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly on 4-8 July. Its main theme is Advancing Sustainable Development to Promote Security: The Role of Parliaments. Parliamentarians discuss legislative measures to strengthen international cooperation and promote sustainable development as an important prerequisite for ensuring peace and security in the OSCE region. Fernand Etgen, President of the Chamber of Deputies of Luxembourg, and Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, addressed the plenary meeting on 4 July. The session will conclude with the election of the OSCE PA president, vice presidents, treasurer and other OSCE PA officials. Following several days of intense debate and committee work, the Annual Session will culminate in the adoption on 8 July of the Luxembourg Declaration, containing recommendations to the 57 nations of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe – and to the OSCE itself – in the fields of political affairs, security, economics, environment, human rights and humanitarian questions.

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