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24 January 2023, 11:31

MP: Belarus' inter-parliamentary cooperation will get stronger, wider this year

MINSK, 24 January (BelTA) – Inter-parliamentary cooperation in Belarus will get stronger and expand this year, member of the House of Representatives, Chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party of Belarus Oleg Gaidukevich said at a meeting of the Council of the House of Representatives, BelTA has learned.

“It would seem that some of our enemies think that they have imposed sanctions and our inter-parliamentary, interstate cooperation has dwindled. No, it has become wider, and the plan we have for work this year testifies to the fact. The first part of the plan is work within the framework of the Union State, the CIS, and the Eurasian Economic Union. These are a huge number of activities, including specific inter-parliamentary events aimed at the development of integration processes, including in economy, politics and social sector,” said Oleg Gaidukevich.

The second vector is non-CIS states. “This is Africa, the Middle East, the countries of the Central Asian region. This includes inter-parliamentary cooperation, the exchange of delegations, and specific areas of work in both economy and politics. The most surprising thing (maybe someone will be surprised, but in fact there is nothing surprising about it) is that we still have relations with the European Union. Europe is very different. The political forces that are represented there are also very different. A number of politicians and MPs want to communicate with the Belarusian parliament and do it. So we have a big number of activities in this direction, too,” the MP said.

“Therefore, inter-parliamentary cooperation will get stronger this year. It will be strengthened taking into account the directions set by the president,” said Oleg Gaidukevich.

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