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Three CSTO drills planned in Belarus this year – Rossiyskaya Gazeta


Summarizing the results of his dialogue with the President of Belarus in a conversation with journalists, the Secretary General clarified that the meeting with Alexander Lukashenko was meaningful and productive, a wide range of topical issues were discussed putting emphasis on the future activities of the CSTO. In particular, they discussed the upcoming joint exercises – “Interaction”, “Echelon” and “Poisk”.

One of the most important activities of the organization, according to the Secretary General, will also be the improvement of work in the areas of the fight against terrorism and transnational crime, drug trafficking, uncontrolled migration, as well as in the field of information support.

During the fruitful dialogue, Imangali Tasmagambetov said, the President “stressed the particular importance of strengthening the allied cooperation and solidarity of CSTO member states in a difficult period of systemic crisis in international relations and threats external”.

Along the perimeter of responsibility and borders of the CSTO, a peculiar belt of instability is forming, an arc of conflicts running from the southern borders of the CSTO states in Central Asia through the South Caucasus directly into the region from Eastern Europe. The Belarusian leader also drew attention to the need to “continue the development of a set of anti-crisis measures, the improvement of existing components and the creation of new components of the crisis response system”, the secretary said. general.

According to him, the CSTO will continue its cooperation with the main regional and international structures, including the UN, CIS, SCO and OSCE. “Our objective is to cover in foreign policy all the capacities of the organization and the efforts it deploys to ensure regional security,” he explained. “During the 77th session of the UN, the potential of the CSTO was highly appreciated by the adoption of the resolution of the UN and the CSTO.”

In addition, Imangali Tasmagambetov informed the President of the Republic of Belarus about the steps taken by the secretariat to connect the collective peacekeeping forces of the CSTO with UN peacekeeping operations, reports BELTA.

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