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20 Dec 2017

Parliamentary delegations from India, Moldova, Pakistan to visit Belarus

MINSK, 20 December (BelTA) – Belarus is set to host parliamentary delegations from India, Moldova and Pakistan, Speaker Vladimir Andreichenko said at the closing of the third session of the House of Representatives of the sixth convocation, BelTA has learned.

“We have certain proposals with regards the bilateral cooperation. We need to implement them during the next visits of Belarusian MPs to China, Latvia, Switzerland and Estonia. In turn, the delegations of India, the Republic of Moldova and Pakistan will bring their concrete proposals to Belarus,” Vladimir Andreichenko informed.

The Speaker believes that parliamentary diplomacy makes a serious contribution to the promotion of foreign policy of the country. The friendship groups in the present parliament have intensified their efforts. “For example, we have had very productive contacts with our colleagues from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia,” he noted.

Efforts of the Belarusian parliamentarians in Africa are beginning to bear fruit. During the visit of the Belarusian delegation to Sudan a number of important contracts was signed. In addition, it was agreed to develop cooperation in the banking sector, mechanical engineering, mineral processing. “To expand the Belarusian presence on that continent, we need to establish effective cooperation with the Pan-African Parliament and to bolster business ties with the countries of Africa,” Vladimir Andreichenko said.

In addition, he drew attention to the fact that the MPs have ramped up their activity on the European continent. “Today we are engaged in an intensive meaningful dialogue with the MPs of Germany, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, France, Switzerland and Estonia. We need to translate this dialogue into action to help implement the tasks set by the head of state to protect in promoting the economic interests of the country,” Vladimir Andreichenko.

In his view, the geographic expansion of contacts helps foster a positive image of the Belarusian National Assembly in the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the parliamentary assemblies of the OSCE, the Central European Initiative and some other reputable international organizations.


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