Today, by invitation of the House of Representatives, Christine Muttonen, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE PA), starts her visit to Belarus. The major purpose of the visit are preparations for the 26th OSCE PA Annual Session which is due in Minsk on 5-9 July, 2017. The parties are set to sign the corresponding agreement. The Minsk session of the OSCE PA will focus on the ways of strengthening mutual trust and cooperation for peace and prosperity in the region. It is expected that the Belarusian capital will host approximately 700 participants.