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02 September 2020, 14:18

FM: Belarus is working on a constitutional reform

MOSCOW, 2 September (BelTA) – Belarus is working on a constitutional reform, Belarus' Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said as he met with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on 2 September, BelTA has learned.

“This process [work on the constitutional reform] is underway,” Vladimir Makei said answering the journalists' question. “As far as I know, at least two preliminary versions have already been submitted to the head of state. A working group has been set up. The work on amendments to the current Constitution is in full swing. Public hearings of the amendments will be held with all categories of the population.”

Vladimir Makei did not rule out that some structure could be set up within which the amendments to the Constitution would be discussed. “The working process is underway. I am sure that the format and the deadline for the document will be made known soon,” he said.

“We believe that this is the best option, without violating the current legislation, without violating the current Basic Law, to organize a normal, working dialogue of the society, which will eventually lead to stabilization of the situation, de-escalation of the processes that, unfortunately, are taking place today,” Vladimir Makei said.

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