MINSK, 18 May (BelTA) - Belarus attaches particular importance to the parliamentary dimension in the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with participants of the Council of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly on 18 May, BelTA has learned.
“It is a rare occasion to be able to meet with my former colleagues - MPs. You know, I worked in parliament for a long time myself. I know what kind of work it is. You are true leaders from the people of your countries, so I am really pleased to meet with representatives of our nations today,” the president greeted the attendees.
According to the head of state, Belarus, currently presiding in the organization, attaches particular importance to the parliamentary dimension as an integral part of the CSTO success, its improvement and further development.
“The first and main task is the alignment and harmonization of national legislations. There are no complaints about our Parliamentary Assembly. You offered many model laws to national parliaments, and some of them are actively used in Belarus and other countries,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
The president named the observation function during election campaigns in the CSTO member states to be equally important. “Given the degree of negative reviews of the conditions of preparation and execution by biased political institutions, the impartial assessments of our assembly play a positive balance. That means we stand up for each other. This certainly has a positive effect on maintaining peace and security in the organization's area of responsibility,” the head of state stressed.