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11 July 2018, the parliamentary delegation of the Republic of Belarus headed by the Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Boleslav Pirshtukfinished participation in the 27thannual session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany).
A final plenary session of the 27th annual session of the OSCE PA was held on 11 July 2018. Parliamentarians continued Open General Debates. The closing session featured speeches by Thomas Greminger, the OSCE Secretary General, Doris Barnett, the Treasurer of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, and Roberto Montella, Secretary General of the OSCE PA.
OSCE PA President became George Tsereteli. Peter Bowness (United Kingdom), Kari Henriksen (Norway), Kristian Vigenin (Bulgaria) and Pascal Allizard (France) were elected Vice-Presidents. In the First Committee, Filippo Lombardi (Switzerland) was elected Chair, Sofio Katsarava (Georgia) Vice-Chair, and Alan Farrell (Ireland) Rapporteur. In the Second Committee, Nilza de Sena (Portugal) was elected Chair, Artur Gerasymov (Ukraine) Vice-Chair, and Elona Hoxha Gjebrea (Albania) Rapporteur. In the Third Committee, Margareta Kiener Nellen (Switzerland) was elected Chair, Michael Georg Link (Germany) Vice-Chair, and Kyriakos Kyriakou-Hadjiyianni (Cyprus) Rapporteur.
The 27th Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly finished with final adoption of the Berlin Declaration which included initiated by Belarusian parliamentarians resolution “Promotion of the digital economy in the interests of ensuring the economic growth in the OSCE area”.All news