“We declare unacceptable any political sanctions and other repressive measures against parliamentarians including restricting the rights of national delegations at inter-parliamentary forums,” the Declaration stated. It was noted that imposition of sanctions contravenes the fundamental democratic values, principles of international law and parliamentarism.
It was stated in the document that Forum participants condemned “unilateral methods of resolving international disputes and use of force and sanction pressure.”
Moreover, parliamentarians stated about the unacceptability of the use of inter-parliamentary institutions and forums for political provocations and extremist actions.
Forum participants urged to use the inter-parliamentary cooperation channels to promote the comprehensive improvement of the global economic management system in order to resolve the crisis in the global economy and ensure greater economic and financial stability, harmonization of international trade relations, sustainable, dynamic growth.
New technological structure
“In the conditions of global digital transformation and transition of the world economy to a new technological paradigm, the development of a common vision and harmonization of approaches to legal regulation in the digital era, which requires deep inter-parliamentary coordination, exchange of legislative practices, close cooperation in the development of uniform international standards, becomes the key for economic growth and social and economic stability,” it was stated in the Declaration. Forum participants noted the special role of national parliaments and inter-parliamentary cooperation in the adoption of the principles of responsible behaviour in the information space and formation of a safe and open global information environment.
Fighting against fake news
Parliamentarians encouraged the media, civil society and all the parties involved in the dissemination of mass information and development of regulations in this area, to unite efforts in countering disinformation and ”fake news“.
Development of cooperation with Africa
Forum participants also emphasized the need to further expand parliamentary support for the development of international humanitarian cooperation as well as cooperation in education, science, culture, health care, sports, etc. Moreover, they supported the general focus on comprehensive intensification of a broad, equitable, political and economic cooperation with African countries and their associations.
It was stated in the Declaration that “we declare our readiness to expand the exchange legislative experience with African countries in the key areas in order to create a favorable legal environment and eliminate obstacles to building a comprehensive mutually beneficial partnership, including in trade and investment, promoting structural transformation and making Africa a prosperous, secure continent.”