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28 Mar 2016

Parliamentary dimension allows for serious dialogue between Belarus and Ecuador

MINSK, 28 March (BelTA) – The parliamentary dimension allows for Belarus and Ecuador to conduct a serious dialogue, Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich said as he met with President of the National Assembly of Ecuador Gabriela Rivadeneira Burbano on 28 March, BelTA has learnt.

According to the Chairman of the Council of the Republic, it is of high importance to complete the work necessary to sign six agreements. He emphasized three of them: on trade and economic cooperation, on the protection of investments, and on the mutual recognition of university diplomas.

Mikhail Myasnikovich also spoke in favor of developing Belarusian-Ecuadorian interregional ties. “Not all the issues can be addressed via the capitals,” he said.

Gabriela Rivadeneira Burbano noted that the Ecuadorian parliament followed the example of the National Assembly of Belarus and set up a group on Ecuadorian-Belarusian parliamentary cooperation

Gabriela Rivadeneira Burbano also serves as Chairperson of the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino). Today the parties are expected to sign agreements on cooperation between the Belarusian and Ecuadorian parliaments, and also between Belarus and the Latin American Parliament.

The Latin American Parliament was founded by representatives of 14 national parliaments in December 1964. The Parlatino acquired its present look in November 1987. The Latin American Parliament comprises parliaments of 23 states and territories. Each party has 12 representatives in the Parlatino with the voting power. The major objective of this inter-parliamentary organization is to assist the harmonization of the legislation in education, healthcare, environmental protection and the fight against illegal drugs trafficking. The supreme body of the organization is its Assembly headquartered in Panama.

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