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On 12 November 2020, Andrei Savinykh, the Chairperson of the Standing Commission of the House of Representatives on International Affairs, Head of the delegation of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus to the OSCE PA, took part in an online meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s Standing Committee in the format of a videoconference.
During the meeting the heads of more than 40 national delegations of the OSCE participating States heard reports from the OSCE PA President G.Tsereteli, Treasurer P.Juel-Jensen, Secretary General R.Montella with information on the activities of the OSCE PA, the Chair of the Sub-Committee on Rules of Procedure and Working Practices Lord Bowness on the Rules of Procedure’s reform process, as well as keynote address by the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, UN World Food Programme, represented by Executive Director D.Beasley.
The parliamentarians discussed international issues on the agenda of the OSCE PA, including the results of the election observation missions in Montenegro, Georgia and the United States, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the current situation in the OSCE region.
Andrei Savinykh in his speech told that Belarus is committed to open, active and engaged cooperation with the OSCE Parliamentary assembly. Belarusian parliamentarians are ready to discuss issues of mutual interest and to act as an active partner in international dialogue with their colleagues.
Referring to the current internal political situation in Belarus, Andrei Savinykh noted that the state institutions currently step up efforts to resolve the political situation in the country and improve its political architecture. The Head of the Belarusian delegation called on western partners to stop attempts to interfere in the internal affairs of the Republic of Belarus and to stop the activities of quasi-governmental organizations that are pushing for radicalization of protests in the country.