21:17 PresidentLukashenko identifies goals, priorities of Belarus' presidency over CSTO Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Belarus is taking over the presidency over the Collective Security Treaty Organization in a period of a systemic crisis of international relations. The unprecedented deterioration of the military and political situation on the Eurasian continent is obvious."
21:07 PresidentBelarus to initiate strategic dialogue between CSTO, China Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked that the expansion of partnership ties with global players such as China would contribute to the enhancement of the Collective Security Treaty Organization's standing in the international scene.
21:00 PresidentLukashenko suggests enhancing CSTO's military component Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “The military component of the Collective Security Treaty Organization is an inalienable component of the organization. The organization was essentially built around it 20 years ago."
20:43 PresidentLukashenko concerned about biological security, presence of bio labs in CSTO countries Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “In the context of the growing relevance of biological security problems we suggest organizing a session of the relevant coordinating council of authorized bodies of the organization's member states in Belarus."
20:36 PresidentLukashenko at CSTO summit: All of us need peace, nobody needs war! Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked that the resolution of crisis situations and the prevention of further destabilization in the Collective Security Treaty Organization's responsibility area should remain in the center of attention.
20:31 PresidentLukashenko suggests enhancing CSTO's analytical component Aleksandr Lukashenko reminded that at a meeting of the CSTO leaders in Moscow on 16 May he spoke about the importance of analysis and projections in the organization's work.
20:18 PresidentLukashenko wants CSTO to be able to respond to psychological warfare Aleksandr Lukashenko drew attention to the information and psychological operations that the West and primarily NATO focus heavily on in the course of the information war in Ukraine's territory.
20:12 PresidentLukashenko calls for stronger unity in CSTO, more prominent international role of CSTO Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “These are fundamental goals: to increase our unity, reduce the level of tensions, and address contradictions between them for the sake of strengthening the organization itself, for the sake of ensuring security and stability in the organization's responsibility area.”
20:01 PresidentLukashenko: The CSTO will continue to exist and nobody is going to fall anywhere Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked that mass media have been recently speculating that the life and the fate of the Collective Security Treaty Organization depend on the outcome of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine.
19:58 EconomyAssembly of haul trucks by Belarusian BelAZ in Tajikistan under consideration BelAZ Chief Designer Aleksandr Naskovets made a few comments about negotiations, which had taken place in the Industry and New Technologies Ministry of Tajikistan. According to the source, due to terrain peculiarities in Tajikistan quarries over there are mostly small and are located high in the mountains.
19:51 PresidentLukashenko deems signing of Armenia-Azerbaijan peace treaty possible Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “A lot of what we've discussed should certainly remain secret. But I am an experienced man already. Not a young politician anymore. It was the first time we'd had such an honest and sincere conversation. We came to terms on 15 points."
19:41 PoliticsKazakhstan's representative to become CSTO secretary general on 1 January 2023 The message reads: “Within the framework of planned rotation the heads of state decided to appoint Kazakhstan's representative Imangali Tasmagambetov CSTO secretary general for a period of three years starting on 1 January 2023.”
19:33 PresidentLukashenko pushes CSTO to forefront of international life Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Effective positioning of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in the system of international relations by advancing cooperation with international organizations and third countries represents a key factor for our organization's inclusion in the most pressing problems on the international agenda."
19:27 PresidentLukashenko encourages CSTO to use ‘soft power' “Mechanisms without military force. We have yet to finalize work on the matter of using flexible ‘political' tools or so-called soft power, if you want. The kind of soft power that Western countries actively us such as consultations, monitoring, and observation at the local level,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
19:16 PresidentLukashenko: Crisis of the security architecture has affected the CSTO as well Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “The ongoing crisis of the architecture of international and regional security is directly affecting our organization, too. The Collective Security Treaty Organization is being subjected to various challenges and threats of transnational nature and those relating to interstate contradictions.”