The lower house of the Belarusian parliament adopted a bill to suspend the readmission agreement with the EU, informs October 4 BelTA… “The deputies adopted the draft law of the Republic of Belarus,” the agency said in a statement.
This document was prepared as part of the response to the unfriendly actions taken by the European Union and its members against Belarus, and provides for the release of the Belarusian side from obligations, fulfills the agreement with the EU on the readmission of persons staying without permission during the period of its suspension.
It should be noted that according to paragraph 6 of Art. 23 agreement, which was signed in 2020, each party has the right to partially or completely suspend its operation by officially notifying this party after preliminary approvals in the Joint Committee on Readmission.
At the same time, strengthening the agreement on the implementation of agreements on bilateral treaties or the achievement of agreements on the readmission of individual member states in case of mutual interest.
The chairman of the commission on international affairs of the lower house of parliament, Andrei Savinykh, explained that a special “visiting session of the commission on the Belarusian-Polish border with visits to border outposts, with the study of all issues, not only legal, but political and humanitarian,” was held.
The parliamentarians came to the conclusion that the country cannot fulfill this agreement under the conditions of “sanctions and restrictions imposing counterparties in the Republic of Belarus.” In addition, according to the Savinykh, “he does not go to consultations and, in fact, violates all the agreements that were included in the package with this agreement.”
He said that “all aspects of this decision were carefully considered and came to the conclusion that negative consequences for the Belarusian side, including the consequences for budget revenues and expenditures, are not expected.”
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