Council for Cooperation of Local Self-Government Bodies at the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus was granted the observer status to the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

       On 3 December 2008 at the meeting of the Standing Committee of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe a decision was taken to grant the Council for Cooperation of Local Self-Government Bodies at the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus the observer status to the Congress (http://www.coe.int/T/R/Clrae/). 
       The observer status will allow the representatives of the Council for Cooperation of Local Self-Government Bodies under the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus to actively participate in the events organized by the Congress to discuss topical issues related to the local self-government bodies activities.