site.btaParliament Chair Zhelyazkov Meets with Belarusian Opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

Parliament Chair Zhelyazkov Meets with Belarusian Opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
Parliament Chair Zhelyazkov Meets with Belarusian Opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
Belarusian Opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya (left) and Parliament Chair Rosen Zhelyazkov (Photo: National Assembly)

Parliament Chair Rosen Zhelyazkov spoke with Belarusian opposition leader in exile Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Parliament's press office said on Tuesday. The National Assembly is ready to share its experience gained in the years after the democratic changes in Bulgaria and to facilitate the exchange of successful parliamentary practices, Zhelyazkov said.

He noted that Bulgaria welcomes Belarus's willingness to establish democracy and respect the basic democratic principles in the country - the rule of law, free and fair elections, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, pluralism and freedom of speech. He assured Tsikhanouskaya that Bulgaria supports the efforts of the opposition in Belarus to establish a democratic socio-political order in the country. Belarus is part of Europe and the Belarusian people aspire to share the democratic values and achievements of all European countries, Zhelyazkov added.

The Bulgarian and Belarusian people share a similar historical destiny and our aspiration is to contribute to better knowledge and development of our relations, Tsihanouvskaya noted. She stressed that Bulgaria's experience in the accession process and its positions in the EU would be highly useful for Belarus. We are grateful for Bulgaria's support for EU initiatives aimed at supporting Belarusian civil society, Tsikhanouskaya said.

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