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26 March 2020, 15:46

Belarus' parliament speaker talks about expectations from president's address

Vladimir Andreichenko
Vladimir Andreichenko

MINSK, 26 March (BelTA) – The parliament expects the annual Address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly of the president to set out priorities in the country's domestic and foreign policies, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly Vladimir Andreichenko said at a session of the Council of the House of Representatives on 26 March, BelTA has learned.

The parliament's plans will be adjusted taking into consideration the Address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly. “The head of state will name key priorities in the domestic and foreign policies of our country and highlight the tasks facing government agencies, including the parliament,” Vladimir Andreichenko believes.

The speaker named some of the priorities of the current activities of the parliament. In his words, the commission on law should keep monitoring the work to amend the Code on Administrative Offences and the Procedural Law Code for Administrative Offences. “MPs need to analyze the proposals coming from grass routes and if needed, forward them to the inter-agency expert commission for drafting amendments to the codes,” he said.

A lot of work is ahead as the country is gearing up to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War. MPs need to pay due attention to veterans and the elderly and to the promotion of patriotism among the youth.

According to Vladimir Andreichenko, MPs should keep their voters updated about the results of their work. “This primarily pertains to the bills that made headlines. For example, many people are looking forward to the enforcement of the agreement on visa facilitation with the EU that will reduce the Schengen visa fee down to €35 and ease visa procedures. I think we will discuss these matters at the next session,” the speaker informed.

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