Russia ready to send observers to the presidential elections in Belarus

the Delegation of the Federation Council arrived on 5 March in Minsk on an official visit.

during the meeting in expanded composition of senators from the two countries discussed bilateral and multilateral cooperation, one of the major directions of which was the joint work of the inter-parliamentary Assembly (IPA) of the CIS. That and the development of model laws for all member countries, and monitoring of elections within the Commonwealth and beyond.

“If you are interested, we are ready to send to the presidential elections of observers from the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Federation,” said Matvienko, referring to Kochanova.

Photo: Vladimir Song / RIA Novosti Russia’s Ambassador to Belarus noted the importance of strengthening regional ties

She stressed, “today Belarus and Russia has enough experience, has built an efficient electoral system.” “Our monitoring mission to always give an objective assessment”, – stated the speaker.

“It is very important to have not only sometimes biased opinion of the international structures that continue to believe that we need to learn how to hold elections, how to develop democracy,” she added.

According to the Central Commission for elections and Republican referenda of the Republic of Belarus, the next presidential elections should be held no later than 30 August 2020.