MINSK, 23 December (BelTA) – The main tasks facing the international community are to promote globalization and bring people together, Chairman of the Standing Commission on International Affairs of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Andrei Savinykh told reporters, BelTA has learned.
On 23 December the Standing Commission on International Affairs is holding a round table meeting to discuss transformation of international cooperation amidst the formation of a multi-polar world. The MPs are to exchange views on the main areas and tasks of inter-parliamentary cooperation that will help defend the national interests of Belarus in the international arena.
“The main tasks facing the international community are to promote globalization and bring people together. And this is also a very important condition for the successful development of humankind and perhaps even the survival of the human race. Yet, we also have to admit that this globalization stage that was created under the control of the countries of the collective West failed. It was created on an unfair, neo-colonial ground. As part of this wave of globalization, a very limited number of countries got economic and financial privileges to the detriment of the majority of humanity, practically all developing countries. This was an unfair globalization and because of this, in fact, it is collapsing,” Andrei Savinykh said.
Today, a multi-polar world is taking shape. “And we need to figure out what it will be like, on what principles it will be built and how, under these conditions, the foreign policy of the majority of nations, and above all the Republic of Belarus, will be transformed, and what role parliamentary diplomacy will play in this process,” the MP noted.
The participants of the meeting are set to discuss and develop proposals for further interaction of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus with parliaments of foreign states and international parliamentary organizations. The meeting is attended by members of the House of Representatives of the seventh convocation, parliamentarians of the Republic of Belarus of previous convocations, employees of the Secretariat of the House of Representatives.