Mr Stepan Pisarevich took part in the activities of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

       On May 26 — 28, 2008 Mr Stepan Pisarevich, member of the Council for Cooperation of Local Self-Government Bodies at the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, took part in the sitting of the Bureau and plenary meetings of the 15th session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe.
       In his address to the Bureau Mr Pisarevich gave an overview of the activities of the Council and the development of the system of local self-government in the Republic of Belarus. He underlined that the experience of the Congress carrying out transformations at local and regional levels is of great value to our country. A decision to continue the dialogue on the perspectives of the cooperation between the Congress and the Council for Cooperation of Local Self-Government Bodies was taken in the course of the sitting. Belarus is also invited to take part in the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe Conference on cross-border cooperation that will take place in Chernigov (Ukraine) on 30 June 2008.
       Mr Pisarevich discussed the ways of establishing bilateral partnership in various fields during the meetings with Mr Yavuz Mildon, the Congress President elected on May 27, 2008, and authorities of the main political groups of this organization.