MINSK, 18 May (BelTA) - The CSTO member states should develop a coordinated position, defending it in all international bodies, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko at a meeting of the Council of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly in Minsk on 18 May, BelTA has learned.
“The inadmissibility of economic sanctions, political pressure and blackmail, interference in the internal affairs of states - this is an incomplete list of topics that directly affect the interests of each of the CSTO member states. Here it is necessary to develop a coordinated position, defending it in all international structures, especially within the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Serious potential lies in the work with MPs of the SCO countries,” Vladimir Andreichenko said.
He believes it is important to position the CSTO not as a military bloc aimed at bringing everyone to a common denominator (like NATO), but as one of the institutions of peaceful coexistence and cooperation.
According to the chairman of the House of Representatives, the key problem is also related to the elaboration of proposals on restrictive measures to prevent the regional conflicts from spiraling towards a global nuclear catastrophe. This is a matter of human survival, he is convinced.
“The future of our countries largely depends on joint, consolidated work. I am confident that we will do everything possible to protect the right of our peoples to independently determine the path of development and ensure their prosperity,” Vladimir Andreichenko said.