National Assambly: Belarus considers OSCE as platform to hold dialogue about European cooperation

Other News Materials 10 March 2009 13:23 (UTC +04:00)

Belarus considers the OSCE as a platform to hold dialogue about the European cooperation and the European security, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko noted during his meeting with OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Joao Soares, reported Belta.

The OSCE PA President will take part in the seminar "Improvement of climate to attract foreign investments" organized by the working group of the OSCE PA in Belarus jointly with the National Assembly.

According to Vladimir Andreichenko, Belarus welcomes the idea to hold such seminar in the country. "It is a positive example of the constructive cooperation between the OSCE PA and this country," the Speaker of the lower house of the Belarusian Parliament said. The attraction of foreign investments is a key issue for the economy of any state during the global financial crisis, Vladimir Andreichenko added. Attending the seminar will be Belarusian high-ranking officials, heads of various companies, representatives of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.

The Chairman of the House of Representatives noted that recently the relations between Belarus and Europe have been developing actively. The Belarusian Parliament is ready for open and pragmatic dialogue, he added.

He also reminded that a parliamentary delegation composed of eight deputies of the House of Representatives and four members of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus has been set up to work at the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.

In turn, Joao Soares noted that the OSCE PA has established good contacts with the Belarusian delegation. "We would like to have friendly relations with Belarus to have fruitful cooperation with it," he said. "Since 1970 - when the organization was founded - we have been involving all the countries in our work. We are against the expulsion of any country or delegation from the organization," the OSCE PA President added.