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25 March 2020, 15:00

Belarus' upper chamber to ratify visa agreements with EU at spring session

Sergei Rachkov
Sergei Rachkov

MINSK, 25 March (BelTA) – Senators are set to ratify the agreements on visa facilitation and readmission with the European Union at the opening of the spring session, Chairman of the International Affairs and National Security Commission of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Sergei Rachkov told reporters on 25 March, BelTA has learned.

“We expect the House of Representatives to submit these two bills to the Council of the Republic on 2 April. These bills will be scrutinized without delay at a session of the International Affairs and National Security Commission and then discussed at a session of the Council of the Republic,” Sergei Rachkov said.

In his words, senators are actively involved in international activities. “During the inter-session period we set up 12 National Assembly delegations in interparliamentary organizations, chose members for 72 working groups and four interparliamentary commissions for cooperation with foreign MPs. These parliamentary instruments will primarily focus on cooperation with our strategic partners – Russia, China, the CIS member states, as well as the European Union and faraway countries. Although the new convocation of the Council of the Republic started working not so long ago, we have already arranged two important official visits- the visits of parliamentary delegations of Russia and Vietnam to Belarus,” he said.

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