Friday, January 23, 2009

Minsk may debate recognt of Abkhazia/S Ossetia independence in Apr

Belarussian parliamentarians consider expedient to debate the problem on recognising the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia at their spring session to be opened on April 2.
Chairman of the parliament’s commission for foreign affairs and relations with the CIS, Sergei Maskevich, told Itar-Tass on Thursday that “until now this problem is not included in the agenda of the upcoming session. I believe that we shouldn’t postpone debates on this issue. It has been finalised and our commission is ready to inform the lower house about our results in order to include this issue in the session’s agenda.”

In his words, the commission’s members are studying all aspects of this issue – political, international and legal ones.

Deputy head of the lower house of the Belarussian parliament, Valery Ivanov, said Belarus’ parliament would consider declaration of Abkhazia and South Ossetia’s independence at its session in April.

“The decision on recognizing Abkhazia and South Ossetia’s independence will be taken at our next session on April 2,” he said.

“At present, Belarus’ parliamentarians are discussing this issue,” he said adding that his counterparts would take “a well-balanced decision.”
At the end of 2008 Abkhazia and South Ossetia called on Belarus to recognise their independence.

No comments:

Post a Comment