Central Asian Parliamentarians, OSCE Consider COVID-19 Pandemic Related Issues

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Central Asian Parliamentarians, OSCE Consider COVID-19 Pandemic Related Issues
Parliamentarians of Central Asian countries and the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President considered a wide range of issues related to the crisis which emerged due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Consultations between the Chairpersons of the Parliaments of Central Asian countries and the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President George Tsereteli were held in a video conference format on Tuesday.

Deputy Chairperson of Mejlis (Parliament) represented the delegation of Turkmenistan at the session, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan said in its statement.

Heads of delegations of Central Asian countries gave speeches on measures in the area of economic development, legislative reforms, elections on local and regional levels, intensification of regional cooperation, intensification of the parliamentarians’ participation to the OSCE PA and the parliamentary dialogue.

The meeting participants also considered a wide range of issues related to the crisis which emerged due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this regard, the participants noted that that the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly encourages the mutual aid, coordination and exchange of experience and best practices through regular online-meetings which serve as a method of enhancing preparedness, resilience and response measures of each participating state in the future.

The Turkmen side specifically noted that the active work of the government and the Mejlis of Turkmenistan during this difficult period contributes to the creation of response measures and consolidation of efforts of the world community to protect populations from a vast spectrum of persisting threats to security, defend the main rights of citizens and support the long-term recovery of economy.