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Belarus’ MPs to attend OSCE session in Monaco

MINSK, 4 July (BelTA) – Belarus’ parliamentary delegation headed by Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives of Belarus Viktor Guminsky will attend the 21st annual session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which will be held in Monaco from 5 to 9 July, BelTA learnt from the press service of the House of Representatives.

The delegation will also include Nina Mazai, Chairwoman of the International Affairs and National Security Commission of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus, and Valentina Leonenko, a member of the International Affairs and CIS Relations Commission of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus.

The topic of this year's annual session is "The OSCE: A Region of Change." Over 250 MPs from more than 50 OSCE member states are expected to attend the session. The MPs are set to review three resolutions drafted by the General Committees of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and 28 additional resolutions regarding promotion of security in the OSCE region, combating human trafficking, racism, xenophobia, extremism and radicalization, improvement of election monitoring and food security promotion.

The session participants will also review the draft resolution submitted by Belarus “Promotion of alternative and renewable energy”. Its inclusion in the agenda of the session was backed by 41 MP from 17 countries.

Besides, Belarus’ MPs are expected to hold several meetings to discuss the issues of bilateral cooperation and coordination of efforts on the international arena. The session will be concluded with the election of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Chairman and other Parliamentary Assembly officials on 9 July. There are also plans to pass the Monaco Declaration which will guide further actions both on the OSCE and national level.