Posted: 18.03.2024 14:22:00

Golovchenko on deadline for Belarusian People’s Congress and issues to be discussed at its first meeting

The first meeting of the seventh Belarusian People’s Congress will take place on April 24th-25th – as noted by Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko after a meeting with the President focusing on the preparation for the Belarusian People’s Congress


The Head of Government – who also heads the republican organising committee for the preparation and holding of the seventh Belarusian People’s Congress – said that today’s meeting dealt primarily with organisational and protocol issues, “The President set the task of making the first meeting of the Belarusian People’s Congress in its new constitutional status particularly solemn, remarkable, and memorable. We have prepared various options for decorating the hall, delegate signs, etc. We consulted with the President, and in general all our proposals were largely accepted. We’ll continue preparations in line with the decisions that were developed and agreed upon today.”

According to Roman Golovchenko, a draft agenda for the first meeting of the Belarusian People’s Congress has also been prepared, “The Belarusian People’s Congress will work for two days: April 24th-25th. On the first day, organisational issues will mainly be considered, since it’s necessary to elect the working bodies of the Belarusian People’s Congress, its chair, deputies, the presidium, the counting commission, and carry out a range of other procedures. On the second day, issues included in the draft agenda will be discussed. In particular, it is planned that the Belarusian People’s Congress meeting will consider the approval of the National Security Concept and the Military Doctrine. Today we’ve tackled a number of other issues that relate to the constitutional powers of the Belarusian People’s Congress. Perhaps the draft agenda will be expanded.”

As for the formation of the Belarusian People’s Congress composition, the PM recalled that it includes representatives of the executive and judicial authorities, deputies of the House of Representatives and members of the Council of the Republic, as well as representatives of local councils of deputies and civil society.

“The elections of delegates will be held from April 1st-10th, and from April 10th-15th the lists of delegates will become known by name,” added Roman Golovchenko.