The parliament has never been the problem to solve the issue of recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, told the chairman of the Committee on International Affairs and CIS Relations of the House of Representatives Sergei Maskevich.
"Before the Belarusian Parliament does not intend to make a decision on the recognition or non-recognition of the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. We just studied this issue without even making a recommendation solutions "- quoted Maskevitch BelaPAN.
On He said, the issue is the sole responsibility of the head of state: the relevant authority of the President from the Constitution.
Please Abkhazia and South Ossetia on the recognition of their independence is being studied in the House of Representatives for nearly two years. Alexander Lukashenko has repeatedly stated publicly that this issue will be addressed parliament.
So, in November 2008, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, he said that giving this question to the parliament: "Let the parliamentarians will discuss. I do not want do it single-handedly. "
In March 2009, before his departure from the Serbian city of Nis, where he was on vacation, the Belarusian president said: "The decision to recognize the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia will be taking the Belarusian parliament, and I will not give him any instructions."
In late 2009, a group of Belarusian MPs visited Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and also held a number of meetings in the Russian State Duma to examine the situation on the ground. Paper presented at the end of the visit, was not made public, and the question of the recognition of their independence and not be imposed by Parliament.