Upper houses of Belarus, Russia sign cooperation agreement
The Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus signed a cooperation agreement in Moscow on 24 November, BelTA has learned.
The Belarusian parliamentary delegation led by Chairperson of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly Natalya Kochanova is paying an official visit to Russia on 24-25 November on the invitation of Chairperson of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly Valentina Matviyenko. The two speakers held talks one-on-one and with the participation of the delegations on 24 November. The parties considered a wide range of issues related to the Belarusian-Russian cooperation.
The document was signed by Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic Natalya Kochanova and the Chairwoman of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko.
The document formalizes the methods of countering the destructive pressure of Western countries, readiness to respond in a timely manner to unfriendly actions against Russia and Belarus and to violations of international law.
"Today we signed an agreement on cooperation between the Council of the Republic and the Federation Council, which corresponds to the current level of strategic partnership between Belarus and Russia and the fruitful interaction between the upper houses of parliaments. We are confident that the agreement will open a new page in our relations, will give an additional impetus to the cooperation between Belarusian and Russian legislators," Natalya Kochanova emphasized.