MINSK, 6 June (BelTA) - Inter-parliamentary relations between Belarus and Armenia need to be intensified for the benefit of the countries and peoples, Valery Mitskevich, Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives, Co-Chairman of the Inter-Parliamentary Commission on Cooperation between the National Assembly of Belarus and the National Assembly of Armenia, told reporters following the meeting of the inter-parliamentary commission, BelTA has learned.
"We had quite a long break due to the pandemic. Today we held a meeting of the inter-parliamentary commission, the 13th in a row, and outlined plans for the future and approved the decisions that were prepared in advance. We are confident that we will intensify our inter-parliamentary ties for the benefit of our countries and peoples," Valery Mitskevich said.
Speaking about the specific issues that were raised during the meeting, Valery Mitskevich said that those were the domestic political and foreign political situation, economic, cultural and scientific cooperation and the possibilities of their expansion and the role of MPs in this.
"The very fact that we had a regular meeting after a hiatus already testifies to the willingness and necessity to impetus to the inter-parliamentary dimension in the cooperation between Belarus and Armenia," said Armen Gevorgyan, a member of the Standing Committee on European Integration of the National Assembly of Armenia, co-chairman of the Inter-Parliamentary Commission on Cooperation between the National Assembly of Armenia and the National Assembly of Belarus . “I think it was quite an interesting and productive discussion, but it was not limited to today's meeting. Yesterday we had a very packed day. We had meeting with our colleagues, discussions, trips."
The first meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Commission on Cooperation between the National Assembly of Belarus and the National Assembly of Armenia was held in Minsk on 29 November 2005.