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23 February 2021

On 23 February 2021, at the initiative of the Austrian Side, members of the Working Group of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus on Cooperation with the Parliament of the Republic of Austria headed by Valery Voronetsky had an online meeting with members of the friendship group Austria – Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus in the Parliament of Austria led by Helmut Brandstätter. The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Austria to the Republic of Belarus Aloisia Wörgetter was a participant of the meeting as well.

In an open dialogue, the Parties discussed the current state of Belarusian-Austrian relations, including inter-parliamentary interaction, opportunities for the development of cooperation in the fields of politics, economics, and in the humanitarian sphere.

The Austrian parliamentarians wanted to know about the current internal political situation in our country, legislative activities, human rights issues, measures taken by the Government of Belarus to combat COVID-19 pandemic, etc.

The Parties stressed particular importance of maintaining the dialogue between the Parliaments to further develop comprehensive Belarusian-Austrian relations.

From the Belarusian Side, the meeting was attended by the deputies of the House of Representatives Marina Lenchevskaya, Svetlana Lyubetskaya, Andrei Strunevsky and members of the Council of the Republic Andrei Rusakovich and Viktor Chaichits.
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