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Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms potential of OSCE and value of its interaction with Belarus
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Vladimir Makei, making reference especially to the desire to settle conflict in Ukraine, has announced, “With all it lacks, the OSCE remains a unique organisation, playing a role in neutralising the situation.”
The OSCE has praised Belarus’ peace-making efforts, with OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier saying, “We appreciate the role of Belarus. Minsk is well-known as the place of meeting for the contact group and for working groups on Ukraine. I hope that Minsk agreements will promote the peace process.”
Belarus considers the OSCE to be an important international forum for dialogue on questions of principle, with particular reference to safety and co-operation in the region. Negotiations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have been effective, including a package of technical help projects, co-ordinated in Minsk, for application across Belarus.
Meetings recently took place at the House of Representatives, exploring Belarus’ liaison with the OSCE, its Parliamentary Assembly, and its Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).
By Maxim Osipov