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15 Dec 2016

Belarus seen as major venue and mechanism for resolving regional security issues

MINSK, 15 December (BelTA) – Belarus has become a major venue and mechanism for resolving regional security problems, Candidate of Historical Sciences Andrei Rusakovich, chairman of the board of the Foreign Policy and Security Research Center, said at the international workshop “International security and NATO in 2016” in Minsk on 15 December, BelTA has learned.

“One of the key security problems is the need for aligning the interests of various players in the key issues of international security,” Andrei Rusakovich said. In his view, today there are many problems (the Ukrainian crisis, Syria, terrorism, refugees) that affect the situation in the world. This is why such attention is given to the settlement of conflicts and maintenance of peace and security.

This international workshop has been organized by the Foreign Policy and Security Research Center in collaboration with the NATO Public Diplomacy Division. Attending the event are Permanent Representative of the Republic of Latvia in NATO Indulis Berzins (Latvian Embassy is currently the NATO contact point in Belarus), Dean of the International Relations Department at Belarusian State University, Doctor of Historical Sciences Viktor Shadursky, and also recognized experts, diplomats, representatives of public organizations and associations, and Belarusian universities.

The workshop focuses on the topics “NATO and the post-Soviet states in 2016” and “NATO's role in the international security system in 2016”.

The international event is attended by about 60 who have gathered to discuss topical issues of international security.

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