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25 February 2020, 15:29

European Parliament to study Belarus' approach to preserving historical monuments

MINSK, 25 February (BelTA) – A delegation of the European Parliament will get familiar with Belarus' approach to preserving historical monuments. The topic, among other issues, will be discussed during the current visit of MEPs, Vice Chairman of the European Parliament Delegation for Relations with Belarus Valdemar Tomasevski told the media on 25 February, BelTA has learned.

“On Thursday we will leave Minsk for Grodno, make stops in Nesvizh and Mir. We would like to see how the state takes care of these world-famous monuments. We have never been there, and we are interested to see it," said Valdemar Tomasevski. The delegation also wants to see how joint projects with the EU are being implemented at the border crossings in Grodno Oblast.

This is the first visit of the newly-elected European Parliament. Its goal is to get the MPs familiar with the situation in Belarus and the main areas of cooperation between the country and the European Union. According to Valdemar Tomasevski, the previous representatives of the Delegation for Relations with Belarus visited the country three times.“Those meetings provided the foundation for further relations," he continued. "We want to see what opportunities are there for positive development of cooperation” he noted.

The visit will last until 28 February. “We will have meetings in the Economy Ministry, the Energy Ministry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the State Border Committee, and the Justice Ministry,” Valdemar Tomasevski said. Meetings with think tanks, civil society, and students are also planned.

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