MINSK, 17 November (BelTA) – A Belarusian delegation headed by State Secretary of the Security Council Aleksandr Volfovich attended the ninth meeting of the secretaries of the Security Councils of the CIS member states in Moscow on 17 November, BelTA learned from the State Secretariat of the Belarusian Security Council.
The meeting participants discussed topical issues of international and regional security, exchanged views on migration issues, countering the use of information and communication technologies for criminal purposes, and biological threats. One of the key items on the agenda was the challenges emanating from the territory of Afghanistan.
The Belarusian delegation noted that today the country acts as an outpost in the Eastern European region, counteracting the whole range of modern risks, challenges and threats. The migrant situation is worsening along with the aggravation of the military and political situation and the build-up of the external military presence near the Belarusian borders. The neighboring European countries have demonstrated complete inadequacy and inability to discuss emerging problems in a civilized manner. The so-called ‘liberal and democratic' values have squeezed common sense out of European diplomacy. The West has shown its true face by manipulating such notions as the fight for human rights and freedom of speech, by demonstrating its cruel attitude towards migrants trying to enter the European Union.
Apart from multilateral cooperation issues, the heads of the delegations also discussed a wide range of key issues in bilateral interaction. Thus, Aleksandr Volfovich and Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev reviewed the progress made in the effort to bolster the Union State security, and signed a plan of cooperation between the Security Councils of the two countries for 2022-2023.
Sberbank organized a seminar on the use of artificial intelligence for the Secretaries of Security Councils of the CIS countries.