Updated at 13:34,27-03-2023

Details of Kochanova's meeting with vice-president of OSCE PA revealed

Details of Kochanova's meeting with vice-president of OSCE PA revealed
Natalya Kochanova. Photos courtesy of the Council of the Republic
On 14 October Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Pia Kauma met with the Belarusian delegation to the Third Eurasian Women's Forum and the head of the delegation, Chairperson of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Natalya Kochanova. The meeting was requested by Pia Kauma, BelTA learned from the press service of the upper house of the Belarusian parliament.

Natalya Kochanova spoke about the current political and economic situation in Belarus, the work on amending the Constitution, the challenges Belarus has been facing lately. “They provoke us with their destructive actions, they strive to bring the situation to radicalism and terrorism, impose sanctions,” the speaker emphasized. She noted that the sanctions affect labor collectives, every citizen of Belarus and they are counterproductive.

Natalya Kochanova pointed to the non-compliance by certain neighboring countries with the border security agreements. In response to massive interference in its domestic affairs from abroad, the sanctions and the unleashed hybrid war, Belarus was forced to suspend participation in joint projects with the EU and the Eastern Partnership, the implementation of the readmission agreement.

At the same time, Belarus sticks to its main foreign policy principle - striving for global peace and security, rejecting any scenarios based on the use of force. Therefore, it is extremely important to support the initiative of Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko on launching a global security dialogue.