6 july 2017 The 26th summer session of the OSCE PA is held in Minsk

The session will be dedicated to the strengthening of mutual trust and cooperation for peace and prosperity in the OSCE region. As expected, the resolutions adopted at the end of the session will form the basis of the Minsk Declaration, which will contain recommendations for national governments, parliaments and the international community to respond to the current challenges and threats.

The declaration will also include several additional resolutions, which are initiated by individual parliamentarians. The resolutions target quite a large number of matters, including counterterrorism, migration challenges, prevention of interfaith enmity, stronger energy security and many other things.

The session will attend the delegation of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly headed by the Chairman of the IPA CIS Permanent Commission on Defense and Security Issues, Deputy Chair of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Defense Zavarzin Viktor.