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No single opinion on Abkhazia and South Ossetia in Belarusian Parliament2009-04-22 16:02
Deputies of the Parliament of Belarus have different opinions on the issue of recognition of independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.gt-en-newsitem-inside
‘The issue if recognition is very complicated. The House of Representatives can add this issue into agenda at any moment, it is no problem. The matter is that our parliamentarians have different opinions on the issue", said Vladimir Andreychenko, the head of the House of representatives of the National Assembly [the Parliament] of Belarus.
"There are various points of view, and pretty much time has passed from the moment of address of the Parliaments of South Ossetia and Abkhazia to the National Assembly of Belarus. The issue is being discussed in the commission, but there is no unity yet ",Andreychenko said - RIA Novosti.
"In my view, the President of Belarus is also disturbed by it, he would like our Parliament to have more unity on this issue. Then we can add the issue to the agenda. Now I see deputies' behaviour and realize the issue is not ready yet ", the Speaker said.
He reminded that Belarus rendered humanitarian aid to Abkhazia and South Ossetia and proposed to receive children for recovery. "Parliamentarians of South Ossetia and Abkhazia are hailed as observers in the Parliamentarian Assembly of the Union of Russia and Belarus ", - he added.
The issue of recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia were not included into the draft agenda of the spring session of the parliament of Belarus. The President of Belarus previously stated that the decision of possibility of recognition will be made by the Parliament. The requests for recognition were sent to the National Assembly in end 2008. Russia recognized Abkhazia and South Ossetia in end August 2008.