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21 Nov 2017

Parliaments of Belarus, Georgia sign joint statement on cooperation

Parliaments of Belarus, Georgia sign joint statement on cooperationMINSK, 21 November (BelTA) – The joint statement on cooperation between the National Assembly of Belarus and the Parliament of Georgia was signed in Minsk on 21 November, BelTA has learned.

The document was signed by Chairman of the Council of the Republic Mikhail Myasnikovich, Chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko and Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia Irakli Kobakhidze.

The statement reads about the intention to develop inter-parliamentary cooperation and promote bilateral cooperation in trade, economic, investment, scientific, technical, and cultural sectors, the youth policy, education, tourism, information technologies, logistics, communications and information.

Parliaments of Belarus, Georgia sign joint statement on cooperationThe parties agree to provide all possible assistance to the inter-parliamentary friendship groups, promote the intensification of interregional contacts and the building-up of their potential in the most promising areas, and also help establish direct ties between business entities.

The MPs of Belarus and Georgia, within their areas of competence, will support governments in improving the legal framework of bilateral relations and developing a constructive dialogue in lawmaking.

Mikhail Myasnikovich told the media that the signed document sums up the work carried out by MPs in strengthening the Belarusian-Georgian cooperation, and lays out the vision of the future prospects of how to make the parliamentary dimension more effective on international platforms and within the framework of bilateral relations.

Parliaments of Belarus, Georgia sign joint statement on cooperationAccording to the speaker, the Belarusian side is satisfied with the visit of the Georgian delegation. “We have agreed that our meetings will be regular. We have no closed themes, we discuss all the issues openly, and this shows that we have good prospects,” the chairman of the upper house of the parliament said.

The Georgian parliamentary delegation is on an official visit to Belarus on 20-22 November. The key event was a meeting with President Alexander Lukashenko. The program also includes visits to BelAZ, Agrokombinat Snov, Hi-Tech Park, and a meeting with the academic staff and students of the Belarusian State University.

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