Andreichenko: we need to use every opportunity to break through information blockade in Western countries
As far as the western vector is concerned, working here today is very difficult. However, we need to use every opportunity to break through the information blockade, enabling sober-minded politicians and ordinary citizens of Western countries to learn the truth about Belarus and the position of the Belarusian Head of State on all pressing issues on the world agenda. In this regard, the initiatives of Belarusian deputies to establish informal contacts with European parliamentarians, cultural figures, journalists, and bloggers who shape public opinion deserve attention. Such practices should be developed, as well as connections with the Belarusian diaspora – as noted by Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko at the opening of the 10th session of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus of the seventh convocation.
“Another priority of Belarus’s foreign policy is the development of relations with China. And the task of parliamentarians here is set in such a way as to significantly increase interaction with the National People’s Congress. An agreement on the transformation of the bilateral friendship group into the High-Level Inter-Parliamentary Committee on Co-operation between the legislative bodies of Belarus and China has been prepared. And we need to plan now how to fill the work of this structure. It’s important to consolidate efforts and enter into large-scale projects in the economy, trade, investment sphere, science, and education, thereby demonstrating the mutual benefit of economic collaboration and the pointlessness of the policy of blackmail and sanctions pressure.”
According to the speaker, the same must be done in the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, and the Latin American Parliament. The 147th IPU Assembly will be held in Angola in October. The Belarusian delegation should use this opportunity to strengthen ties with the parliaments of African countries and study the progress of the implementation of agreements reached with the Pan-African Parliament. We are talking about obtaining observer status for the National Assembly in this organisation.”