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25 January 2023, 11:44

Union State of Belarus and Russia hailed as example for integration in EAEU, SCO

MINSK, 25 January (BelTA) – The success of the Union State is an example for the development of integration in the EAEU and the SCO, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko said at a sitting of the ninth session of the House of Representatives of the seventh convocation on 25 January, BelTA has learned.

"Incitement to war and sanctions gave a strong impetus to the development of integration within the Union State. Last year serious work was done to strengthen the legal framework of cooperation, to adjust the national legislation taking into account the Union State sectoral programs. Their implementation should remain in the focus of attention of the deputy corps this year as well," Vladimir Andreichenko said. “ We have scheduled two extended meetings of the Council of the Parliamentary Assembly. The first one will be held in Pskov at the end of March, the second one - in one of the regions of Belarus in the autumn. We need to work on their agenda using all available forms of parliamentary supervision. Particular emphasis should be placed on import substitution, industrial cooperation, scientific and technological interaction."

According to him, the implementation of the programs, the success of the Union State of Belarus and Russia will not only shore up the economic potential of the two countries. "This will become an attractive example and a weighty argument in favor of the development of integration for our friends in the EAEU and the SCO," the speaker noted.

"This year, our country assumed chairmanship in the CSTO, and the MPs should contribute to the implementation of the priorities outlined by the head of state. Minsk will host a meeting of the Council of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly in May and a coordination meeting of the chairmen of the commissions on international affairs and national security in the autumn. We should thoroughly prepare these events, both in terms of their organization and content. The motto of the Belarusian chairmanship ‘Through solidarity and cooperation towards peace and security' should be a through-line of our work in the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly," Vladimir Andreichenko said.

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