MINSK, 15 August (BelTA) - Vice-President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and OSCE Special Coordinator for the parliamentary elections in Belarus Kent Harstedt is on a tour to Minsk and Mogilev on 14-16 August for a pre-election visit, BelTA learnt from the OSCE PA's secretariat.
Kent Harstedt serves as a Vice-President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and as Head of the Swedish delegation to the Assembly. Last year, he served as OSCE Special Coordinator for the presidential election in Belarus.
OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Frank-Walter Steinmeier has appointed Kent Harstedt as Special Coordinator to lead the short-term OSCE observer mission for the 11 September vote. Ivana Dobesova (MP, Czech Republic) will serve as Head of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly delegation, which will include more than 31 MPs from 13 OSCE participating states.