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Belarus parliament uncertain about recognition of South Ossetia, Abkhazia

MINSK (BelTA) – At present Belarusian parliamentarians have varying attitudes towards the recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko told the press on April 21.

“The recognition is a very complicated issue. The House of Representatives can put the matter on the agenda at any time and there is no problem with that,” stressed Vladimir Andreichenko. “However, at present our MPs have an uncertain attitude towards the matter. There are different points of views. Quite some time has passed since the parliaments of South Ossetia and Abkhazia contacted the National Assembly of Belarus. The commission is discussing it but there is no unity so far”.

“In my opinion the President of Belarus is concerned about it, too. He would like the parliament to be more united about this matter. Then we would probably put the issue on the agenda. So far judging by what MPs say I can see that the time for the issue hasn’t come yet,” noted the Chairman of the House of Representatives.

He also reminded, Belarus had provided humanitarian aid and had suggested to welcome children for recreation. “Parliamentarians of South Ossetia and Abkhazia are present in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Belarus-Russia Union as observers,” added Vladimir Andreichenko.

Source: The National Legal Internet Portal of the Republic of Belarus

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