MPs postpone South Ossetia, Abkhazia recognition till spring

Members of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus today received a preliminary agenda of the last plenary sitting of the autumn session. They will assemble on December 18 Friday to review 8 issues.
The agenda does not include the issue of recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states. MPs will gather for the next session in April 2010, reports Radio Svaboda.

But according to Regnum news agency, members of the Foreign Affairs and National Security Committee are studing the report submitted by Belarusian lawmakers after their trip to Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

The committee will also try to work out its conclusions and recommendations as regards this issue.

In late November, 12 Belarusian lawmakers visited Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Georgia. Only 3 MPs traveled to Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Georgia was visited by 6 lawmakers who also held meetings with high-ranking officials.