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30 September 2019, 13:06

Strasbourg to host public hearings on Belarus' parliamentary elections

MINSK, 30 September (BelTA) – Strasbourg will play host to public hearings on the elections to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the seventh convocation. Taking part in the event will be members of the Belarusian parliament, Chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko said at the session of the House of Representatives on 30 September, BelTA has learned.

The parliamentary delegation of Belarus is staying in France's Strasbourg from 30 September till 2 October. “Belarusian MPs will take part in a session of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe which will include public hearings on the elections to the House of Representatives of the seventh convocation,” Vladimir Andreichenko said.

Moreover, Belarusian MPs will also take part in events of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly and the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly. In late October, representatives of the House of Representatives will leave for a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Baku.

According to Vladimir Andreichenko, during the autumn session the House of Representatives should maintain the current rate of international activities. A lot of events were held during the interim period. On 23-24 September, Vladimir Andreichenko took part in the 4th Meeting of Speakers of the Eurasian Countries' Parliaments dedicated to the topic Greater Eurasia: Dialogue. Trust. Partnership in Nur-Sultan. “Taking into account the initiatives of the Belarusian head of state to restart the Helsinki process and to form the digital neighborhood belt, we have reaffirmed Belarus' intention to work actively and contribute to defusing tensions in Eurasia,” he stressed.

Speaking about the most important goals of the autumn session, Vladimir Andreichenko reminded about the need to step up work in constituencies and to cooperate with local authorities in addressing issues that are important to people.

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