GRODNO, 4 August (BelTA) – Minsk is set to host a forum of patriotic forces on 9 August, BelTA learned from Chairman of the Belaya Rus public association Oleg Romanov.
“A forum of patriotic forces will be held on the initiative of Belaya Rus in Minsk on 9 August. It will be attended by the main public associations and some political parties of Belarus. Their heads will speak at the forum,” said Oleg Romanov.
In his words, the main task of the forum is to compare notes on the further development of civil society. The participants will discuss problems that the society is facing. They will look into the lessons which have been learned and which remain to be learned from the experience of the protests in 2020. “The forum participants will discuss the issue whether we need to improve the party system in order to make it play a more crucial role in the political life of our country and contribute to the progressive development of our state,” the chairman of Belaya Rus said.
“Some time ago the president said that the development of political parties will intensify after the adoption of the law on political parties. There is a great response in the society on the topic regarding political parties. According to the head of state, political building will be stepped up after the adoption of the law. In this regard we will discuss the issues that the political parties are currently facing. Today's tasks are quite different from those set forth five years ago, when the parties dealt only with local issues. Today we need to move to a new level to make the political party a force that really fights for power and affects the political decision-making process,” said Oleg Romanov.
Plans are in place to adopt a declaration, which will be signed by the public associations and political parties at the forum.