Belarusian senator describes the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly as a good place to exchange views


MINSK, November 26 (BelTA) – The Interparliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CEI IAP) is an opportunity to express opinions and be heard, BelTA learned from the President of the Council of the Republic of the Assembly Belarusian national Natalya Kochanova after the 53rd plenary session of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly, learned BelTA.

The Speaker of the Upper House of the Belarusian Parliament said: “The events of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly took place over two days. The work was very intensive as a number of events were organized, during which urgent and important issues for each participating state were discussed. First, a session of the Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly was held, during which issues relating to migration and health care were discussed. The plenary session focused on model laws that each country can use to develop their national laws. An international conference on health services in the midst of the pandemic has taken place. During the conference, we were able to exchange opinions on this rather important subject.

According to Natalya Kochanova, it is important that migration was discussed during the events of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly. “Medical assistance and accommodation for migrants is a very important subject for our country today. When the situation in Ukraine arose, we took in 160,000 refugees and no one spoke about how Belarus was handling the problem. We have understood that it is necessary to help people. Today, when we speak of several thousand refugees, who had no home, no shelter due to the conditions created by European countries, there is no solution to the situation ”, a- she noted.

Natalya Kochanova stressed that the Belarusian delegation presented its position on the issue. “And we are very happy that there is a platform like the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly where you can express your opinions and be heard. Working in these organizations is very important to us. We have certainly supported everything that was planned for next year – the year of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly. Because all these events are oriented towards improving the standard of living in our countries, towards peace and tranquility, and towards the legal regulation of all this, ”she added.

Natalya Kochanova also said that she hopes that the next session of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly will be an offline session.


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