MINSK, 29 November (BelTA) - Attempts to undermine the sovereignty and independence of Belarus do not stop, Chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko said during the joint meeting of the Council and the 14th plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO PA) via a videoconference call, BelTA has learned.
Vladimir Andreichenko spoke “on the standards of democratic elections in the CSTO member states and their protection from foreign interference".
"Today, the collective West is using elections as a tool of ramping up geopolitical confrontation, direct interference in the internal affairs of our states and organizing color revolutions. We have clearly seen the consequences of such a policy in Syria, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine and other countries," Vladimir Andreichenko said.
The speaker noted that Belarus faced the attempts to bring the people into a state of chaos, poverty and lawlessness. "Foreign centers have allocated millions of euros for the subversive work and a coup d'état attempt in our country. However, despite the unprecedented external pressure, the country has maintained peace and order, continues to do well economically," he said. “Yet, even today the attempts to undermine our sovereignty and independence through increased political pressure, sanctions policy, creating hotbeds of tension like the so-called migrant crisis on the border of Belarus with the EU do not stop. It seems that our neighbors in the West, as part of the solution of their internal political problems, are ready to unleash a conflict and drag the whole of Europe into it."
Plans are in place to consider the implementation of the priorities of Tajikistan's presidency in the CSTO in 2021, Armenia's priorities for its CSTO presidency, the results of the September (2021) session of the CSTO Collective Security Council, the situation in the area of responsibility of the organization and measures to counteract challenges and threats to collective security.
The agenda of the meeting will also include a number of draft model laws and recommendations, as well as amendments to the 2021-2025 CSTO PA activity program on the approximation and harmonization of the national legislations of the CSTO member states.