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Strengthening of peace and stability is priority of Belarus’ Presidency in CSTO

Strengthening of peace and stability is the main goal of Belarus that took over the Presidency in the CSTO. The CSTO Summit took place in Yerevan.

The military-political alliance consists of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.

The countries have mutual interests and their safety is determined by the adopted strategy of collective security until 2025.

Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:
We all stated that nobody wants to acknowledge the CSTO, especially NATO. The organization is not right and so on. I was listening to all this talks and I was thinking that if we were asking for acknowledgment, they would never acknowledge us. We need to make them acknowledge our organization. A lot of other questions were discussed. That’s why we agreed with Nikolai Bordyuzha to select a group of military experts and not only military ones. We will involve Russian experts and experts from other countries. We need to determine the right priorities to take our organization to a high level, so that others would respect it. We won’t be begging for acknowledgment. I think we can offer something good to the organization in terms of unity and respect from our counter-partners.

Priorities determined by Belarus will be discussed further with experts from all member states.

More than 20 issues were discussed during the summit in Yerevan.

Strengthening of peace and stability is priority of Belarus’ Presidency in CSTO