On 10 September 2020, an online meeting between 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 Andrei Savinykh and the OSCE PA President George Tsereteli took place.
During the meeting, the sides discussed the current political situation in Belarus and possible initiatives of the OSCE PA to promote an open and constructive dialogue between all interested parties.
Andrei Savinykh noted that the Belarusian authorities are aware of the urgent need for political reforms in the country. Such amendments will be considered through a broad public discussion with the involvement of the existing political parties and public associations with official status. The discussion can only be held within the framework of healthy political competition and in strict accordance with the national legislation of the Republic of Belarus.
The parties agreed to continue maintaining close working contacts.
The meeting was also attended by the OSCE PA Secretary General Roberto Montella, the leadership of the OSCE PA General Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs and the Head of the delegation of Albania (the country presiding in the OSCE) to the OSCE PA Ditmir Bushati.