MINSK, 18 May (BelTA) – The priority of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly is the convergence and harmonization of national legislations. The quality of joint work to prevent threats in the CSTO area of responsibility largely depends on the development of the common legal space in security, Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Vyacheslav Volodin said at the CSTO PA Council meeting in Minsk, BelTA has learned.
"Victory Day unites our peoples, who shoulder to shoulder defended the world from fascism. Today, when the West encourages the revival of Nazism, uses the tactics of sanctions, pressure and intimidation to undermine our unity, we need to intensify work to preserve the historical memory, to strengthen military-political cooperation in the CSTO. The priority of the Parliamentary Assembly is the convergence and harmonization of national legislations: the quality of joint work to prevent threats in the organization's area of responsibility largely depends on the development of the common legal space in security matters," Vyacheslav Volodin said.
According to him, much has already been done. The Parliamentary Assembly has adopted 82 documents, including 12 model laws and agreements, issued 70 recommendations in the field of countering terrorism and extremism, information security, response to emergency situations, military-technical cooperation, and humanitarian assistance.
All decisions are made by consensus. Today, few organizations are guided by this principle, Vyacheslav Volodin noted. When it comes to decision-making, it is more effective than a simple majority. Yet, the process of coordination in the CSTO PA is not easy. "If the decision is made, it is our common joint responsibility to see it implemented," Vyacheslav Volodin said.
He also noted the need for more effective use of the practice of adopting political statements as a tool for identifying common approaches to topical issues on the agenda.