MINSK, 14 April (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko proposed to the CIS partners to transform the judicial systems in a coordinated manner as he met with the heads of the supreme courts of foreign countries in Minsk on 14 April, BelTA has learned.
"I believe that your current visit to Minsk will serve to further professional cooperation. We can carry out many judicial reforms synchronously and in concert. Our country is always open to dialogue. We are closely watching you, your innovations. As we take certain steps in reforming our judicial system, we make sure we don't get ahead of ourselves and away from you. If it is necessary to do something at the state and interstate level for you, we are ready to support all your constructive proposals," the Belarusian leader said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko recalled that the countries have already taken the right step towards strengthening cooperation. On the initiative of the Supreme Court of Belarus, the CIS Council of Chairmen of the Supreme Courts has been established. The president is confident that this will allow coordinating approaches in the field of justice.
"Of particular interest is the exchange of experience in the field of judicial construction. After the collapse of the once unified judicial system, the new sovereign states had to create their own national models of judicial procedure. As you know, Belarus has taken the path of consistent improvement of the structure of the judiciary. We have not sought to break things. We are aware that we stand on the shoulders of giants: a lot has been done before us in judicial construction. We went this way of continuous improvements," the head of state said.
According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, when reforming the judicial system in Belarus, all decisions were made deliberately and without copying of the unnecessary foreign experience. We have carried out several stages of judicial and legal reforms. Judicial reforms are reflected in our Constitution. We know that you carry out judicial reform processes. We are interested in your achievements, and are ready to share our experience. By continuously improving the judicial system, we first tested everything at the level of laws and by-laws. And then, when we made sure that they work we formalized them in our Constitution," the president added.