The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe decided to establish a temporary commission to study the situation in Belarus. In particular, members of the Assembly concerned about the detention of the Belarusian opposition.
About This was announced PACE President Mevlut Cavusoglu, Interfax reports.
"Each political group has put forward a representative to the commission," — Cavusoglu said at a briefing in Strasbourg before the opening of the spring session of PACE.
The question of the establishment of the commission was discussed at a meeting of the PACE Bureau in Paris in March.
According to Cavusoglu, "is what's going on in Belarus, we are concerned, in particular, the situation with the detention of the Belarusian opposition. The situation of political prisoners bothers us. "
Cavusoglu also expressed regret that Belarus does not have a special guest status in PACE.
"I continue a dialogue with Belarus, and I'm still behind you to give Belarus status, but on the On the other hand, Belarus also has to fulfill the obligations. "