MOSCOW, 15 May (BelTA) – Opportunities for improving the effectiveness of the Collective Security Treaty Organization have not been exhausted, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at the session of the CSTO Collective Security Council in Moscow on 15 May.
The Belarusian head of state believes that it is necessary to take several measures in the near and medium term future to further improve and develop the organization.
In particular, Belarus suggests improving the security and effectiveness of the protection of CSTO member states from terrorism, drugs trafficking, illegal migration and information challenges.
The President of Belarus believes it is necessary to enhance the military component of the organization, focusing on developing highly mobile modern special forces. Those are collective rapid response and deployment forces, peacemaking troops.
Belarus is also in favor of establishing tight and mutually beneficial cooperation with other countries and international associations. “We believe we should not restrict ourselves to security only,” said Alexander Lukashenko. “Coordination with economic and political bodies should be in place. Particularly those in the ex-USSR area”.
According to the Belarusian head of state, a complex approach to cooperation will allow advancing interaction of the CSTO member states to a brand new level.
Alexander Lukashenko believes it is also necessary for the organization to harmoniously become part of the modern global and regional security architecture.
Alexander Lukashenko said: “For the sake of successful accomplishment of our goals the CSTO should not be isolated. In the 21st century no regional organization can repulse all modern challenges alone”.
“A dialogue, equal partnering relations, joint projects and programs with other organizations and countries are what will secure success in the confrontation with transnational threats,” said the Belarusian head of state.
Alexander Lukashenko also assured those present that Belarus will continue doing its best for the sake of quality development of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, its improvement, universalization, and harmonious adaptation in the modern world.