MINSK, 28 October (BelTA) – Cooperation between the CIS member states is becoming increasingly important in the current reality Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Natalya Kochanova said at the 54th plenary session of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly (CIS IPA) in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, BelTA has learned.
“In the current reality, cooperation between the member countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States is taking on new significance. We have seventy years of common history, we share the vision of social and political development and we are closely connected by economic arteries. Our strategic alliance is vital for us and all countries and peoples that are morally free from the globalist dictate,” Natalya Kochanova said.
The speaker views closer inter-parliamentary contacts in the post-Soviet space as a good response to the challenges of our time. “We must be united as never before and demonstrate integrity and cohesion and support each other on international platforms,” the chair of the Council of the Republic noted.
“The Interparliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of Independent States is an efficient and effective integration structure. The assembly strengthens friendly contacts between the parliaments of our countries, promotes a mutually respectful and trust-based dialogue between countries and peoples,” Natalya Kochanova emphasized.