MINSK, 15 May (BelTA) - The Secretariat of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly and the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Research (BISR) have signed an agreement on interaction and cooperation, BelTA has learned.
BISR Director Oleg Makarov thanked MPs for many years of work in law making. Although the BISR team is rather young, the experts of the institute together with their colleagues from law enforcement bodies and heads of regional higher educational institutions have been taking part in the Expert and Advisory Council at the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly for many years.
“This is very important and effective work. We see how responsibly, actively and quickly both MPs and the leadership of the CSTO PA secretariat respond to the challenges that modern reality brings about,” Oleg Makarov said.
In his words, the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly is an example of an international platform where the parties can openly defend their national interests on the principles of cooperation. It is also important in terms of implementation of legislation. “This is a great school,” Oleg Makarov said. He called model legislation the most progressive, and praised the involvement of young people, experts, government agencies, which is widely practiced in the CSTO PA.
On 15 May, on the BISR platform the Parliamentary Assembly gathered experts who would work directly with the organization within the next five years. The meeting was attended by heads of educational and scientific institutions. Taking part in the meeting were Deputy Chairman of the Security and Anti-Corruption Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Anatoly Vyborny, Executive Secretary, Head of the CSTO PA Secretariat Sergey Pospelov, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS Member States - Plenipotentiary Representative of the National Assembly of Belarus in the CSTO PA Viktor Kogut.
Among the participants were also be Chairman of the Standing Commission on National Security of the House of Representatives Oleg Belokonev, Deputy Chairman of the Standing Commission on National Security of the House of Representatives Aleksandr Markevich, member of the Standing Commission on National Security of the House of Representatives Yevgeny Zaytsev and Chairman of the Standing Commission on International Affairs and National Security of the Council of the Republic Sergei Rachkov.