In the Parliament of Belarus has noted positive trends in the dialogue with PACE

© AFP 2017 / Johanna LeguerreСовет of Europe in Strasbourg. Archival photoIn the Parliament of Belarus has noted positive trends in the dialogue with PACE© AFP 2017 / Johanna Leguerre

The Chairman of the lower chamber of the Belarusian Parliament Vladimir Andreichenko said that the dialogue of Belarus and the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has shown positive developments.

The Parliament of Belarus received special guest status with PACE in 1992. In 1997, PACE was suspended for Belarus this status, citing the alleged lack of progress in the field of democracy, human rights and the rule of law. In addition, the presence of the death penalty is cited as the main obstacle to restore Belarus special guest status at the PACE.

«Positive trends emerged in the development of dialogue with the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe», — said Andreychenko on Wednesday in Minsk during the closing session of the lower house of Parliament.

He explained that from January 2018, the Belarusian delegation will be able to participate in the discussion of all issues considered at the meetings of the political Committee of the PACE. «Our task is to seize these opportunities to clarify the country’s position on policy issues and the promotion of Belarusian initiatives that promote stability, security and cooperation in the world», — said Andreychenko.

He also noted that the geography of contacts of the Belarusian Parliament, increased the activity of MPs on the «European vector», and «parliamentary diplomacy is making quite a serious contribution to the implementation of the government’s foreign policy».

Andreichenko said the Belarusian MPs will continue to work actively in the international arena in the coming year. «We need to seriously prepare for in Belarus, visiting session of the permanent Commission of the CSTO parliamentary Assembly on defense and security, the events of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia», — he said.

Andreichenko also said that «the first experience of the Belarusian-Russian parliamentary hearings devoted to the harmonization of the legislation in the sphere of ensuring equal rights of citizens, shows that in this respect there are still many unused reserves.»

In December in the framework of the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia in Bryanka were first held parliamentary hearings on the theme «Approximation of the legislation of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation on equal rights of citizens of the Union state».

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