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CSTO countries to advance cooperation to protect borders

Politics 17.07.2017 | 17:19
Vladimir Makei
Vladimir Makei

MINSK, 17 July (BelTA) – The CSTO member states will advance cooperation in border protection. Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei made the statement after the session of the Foreign Ministers Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in Minsk on 17 July, BelTA has learned.

Vladimir Makei said that the CSTO ministers of foreign affairs had confirmed the decisions made earlier at all the levels of the organization in favor of the need to advance cooperation of the CSTO member states in border protection. “We have agreed to arrange consultations about the matter this year and work out concrete proposals to that effect,” said Vladimir Makei.

In his words, the meeting on 17 July took place in the spirit of partnership and cooperation as is tradition. “We focused attention on key and concrete aspects of our organization's operation. In particular, we discussed topical problems of international and regional cooperation and interaction between the CSTO member states in the international scene,” noted the diplomat. “Belarus focused attention on priority avenues of our presidency in foreign policy matters.”

Participants of the session approved and signed a statement to address the incessant campaign of several European countries to dismantle the monuments meant to immortalize the deeds of the Red Army soldiers during World War Two. Another statement adopted by the CSTO Foreign Ministers Council deals with joint measures to ensure information security.

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