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29 March 2022, 13:43

Belarusian senator talks about ongoing battle for unity of brotherly nations

Natalya Kochanova. An archive photo
Natalya Kochanova. An archive photo

MINSK, 29 March (BelTA) – We are possibly going through a most serious battle for the unity of brotherly nations. Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Natalya Kochanova made the relevant statement at a session of the Council of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of Independent States in Almaty, Kazakhstan, BelTA has learned.

Natalya Kochanova said: “Regretfully, attempts to sow enmity, discord, and hatred between our countries are being multiplied. Attempts are being made to intimidate us, make us forget our past, and reject each other. In other words, to undermine the belief that we are nations of one geopolitical space and one destiny. We may be going through the most serious battle in our history – a battle for the unity of brotherly nations.”

The head of the upper chamber of the Belarusian parliament noted that attempts are being made to subject everyone to a test of endurance one by one. “Things are not going to be easier or simpler for us later on,” she stressed. “This is why the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly is acquiring a special role, status, and significance in the current reality. We have something to fight for. A lot has been done already but a great deal more has yet to be done. A new era of opportunities is opening up for all of us. I am convinced we will continue making wise, truly important decisions that our nations need while every participating state will take most active and immediate part in their realization for the benefit of common development and prosperity. Together we will do everything possible to revive the spirit of accord not only in the Commonwealth of Independent States but the entire world. We can do it.”

Natalya Kochanova stressed that the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly's contribution to the advancement of integration interaction is undoubtedly common legacy of the sovereign countries participating in the Commonwealth of Independent States.

The senator said: “I am convinced that the anniversary session of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly will be substantive and fruitful, will allow outlining new strategic avenues of interparliamentary cooperation, and will serve further enhancement of the respect for our organization. In conclusion on behalf of the Belarusian parliament's delegation I'd like to say we are together. Friendship and brotherhood of our nations will survive any toughest trials.”

Natalya Kochanova also read out a welcome address by Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko to participants of the session of the Council of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of Independent States held in Almaty, Kazakhstan on the occasion of the assembly's 30th anniversary.

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