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8 July 2018, the parliamentary delegation of the Republic of Belarus headed by the Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Boleslav Pirshtuk took part in the opening of the 27th annual session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany).
The opening session featured speeches by Wolfgang Schäuble, President of the German Bundestag, George Tsereteli, President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Olaf Scholz, Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister of Finance for Germany and Guglielmo Picchi, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation for Italy, representing the Italian OSCE Chairmanship.
OSCE PA President George Tsereteli noted in his speech that meeting in Berlin reminds everyone both of Europe’s darkest days and its brightest hopes. The President of the Assembly stated the need to use more effective tools and take concrete steps to increase the effectiveness of the OSCE PA.
A day earlier on 7 July 2018, the parliamentary delegation of the Republic of Belarus headed by the Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus Boleslav Pirshtuk took part in the meeting of the OSCE PA Standing Committee.
The membership of the three General Committees and the budget for the 2018/2019 financial year were approved during the meeting. The Standing Committee also approved a range of supplementary items in the agenda of the 27th annual session of the OSCE PA. The draft resolution “Promotion of the digital economy in the interests of ensuring the economic growth in the OSCE area” initiated by the Belarusian parliamentarians was unanimously supported by the members of the OSCE PA Standing Committee and was included in the agenda of the session.
The Standing Committee heard reports of OSCE PA President George Tsereteli, OSCE PA Secretary General Roberto Montella, heads of the OSCE PA Special Committees and Special Representatives, OSCE PA election observation missions in Azerbaijan, Russia and Turkey. Information was provided on upcoming meetings which will be held in Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg and Morocco.
Today the Belarusian parliamentarians will also take part in the meetings of the General Committees of the Assembly.All news