MINSK, 7 July (BelTA) – The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly is no longer a platform for an open, equal and inclusive dialogue, Chairman of the Standing Commission on International Affairs of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly, head of Belarus' parliamentary delegation to OSCE PA Andrei Savinykh told reporters commenting on the results of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's 29th Annual Session in Birmingham, the UK, BelTA has learned.
A reminder, the Belarusian delegation was denied the visas necessary to participate in the summer session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.
“The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly is no longer a platform for a candid, equal and inclusive dialogue. The countries of the collective West unequivocally opt for unilateral coercive measures, sanctions, pressure, and rely solely on their bloc interests,” Andrei Savinykh said.
According to him, the indivisible security principle proclaimed by the OSCE, which implies that the security of some countries cannot be achieved at the expense of the interests of others, is completely ignored. “Calls for consolidating efforts and increasing the effectiveness of the OSCE in this context have long turned into empty declarations. This is a very dangerous trend, which can lead to paralysis of the main organization responsible for security in Europe. And I say this with great regret and concern,” the MP added.