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8 Sep 2020

Savinykh: International partners do not understand the processes taking place in Belarus

Savinykh: International partners do not understand the processes taking place in Belarus
Andrei Savinykh

MINSK, 8 September (BelTA) – I am surprised at the lack of understanding of the processes taking place in Belarus from international partners, Chairman of the International Affairs Commission of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Andrei Savinykh said during a video conference held within the framework of a session of the PACE Commission on Political Affairs and Democracy, BelTA has learned.

“I am somewhat surprised at the lack of understanding [from our international partners] of the processes that are taking place in Belarus. They proceed from some of their ideas about how political processes are developing in their own countries and impose these ideas on processes in Belarus. For my part, I tried to explain that Belarus is moving towards the development of democratic standards and institutions. The country is doing so primarily in the interests of its own citizens and its stable development,” Andrei Savinykh said.

The MP stressed that the country is absolutely against any external forces that create financial funds to support the protest mood in Belarus. “In fact, this leads to the development of the situation under the ‘protests in exchange for money’ model. This does not lead to stability. This strengthens mistrust between different social groups and ultimately hinders the development of democratic traditions. I also expressed my opinion on the impossibility of external intervention aimed at an alternative transfer of power to any third force. This is absurd. The authorities in Belarus are stable and work in the interests of the whole society, ordinary people, and we will continue to implement the policy of the social state,” he said.

Andrei Savinykh explained to his European partners that Belarus is interested in a broad internal dialogue with the maximum number of legitimate public organizations to modernize the political system in Belarus. “This dialogue may include any issues that are of interest to the Belarusian society. Logically, it should end with the development of new provisions of the Constitution, which will update the political system of Belarus as well. The changes may affect the electoral legislation, laws on mass events, and will significantly strengthen the role of political parties. Nevertheless, this is not my opinion or a decision of someone in Belarus. This dialogue should be the result of a public exchange of opinions that will work out conditions for political and economic development of our country,” he said.

The MP added: “I said that we would welcome the participation of our international partners in supporting and assisting the development of this dialogue on condition that our partners are able to ensure an open, well-thought, friendly and honorable participation in the process.”

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