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08 July 2022, 12:43

Belarus' MFA views non-aggression pacts as part of new international security architecture

An entrance of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. An archive photo
An entrance of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. An archive photo

MINSK, 8 July (BelTA) – Sort of non-aggression pacts can be the foundation of the future international security architecture. Press Secretary of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Anatoly Glaz made the statement on the air of the Belarusian TV channel ONT, BelTA has learned.

According to Anatoly Glaz, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs believes that the future international security architecture should be based on some legally binding documents that regulate relations between all countries. “Definitely legally binding because we know the price of political declarations. Kind of non-aggression pacts,” he said.

Anatoly Glaz reminded that in May Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko sent an address to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. It was dedicated to European and international security against the backdrop of Ukrainian events. Aleksandr Lukashenko once again underlined the importance of organizing a global and defining process on matters of security together with all the leading international players in the spirit of San Francisco. By mentioning that, he drew a parallel with the signing of the UN Charter in 1945.

Anatoly Glaz said: “But it should be a dialogue. An honest and open dialogue between those, who are interested in creating this architecture. Today we regretfully see only escalation and little interest.”

Anatoly Glaz also mentioned that talks about the need to create new security architecture have been in progress for the last 10-15 years since the existing systems of balances and checks no longer work. Many countries prefer referring to some important documents such as the Budapest Memorandum simply as declarations, not obligations.

“We still support the principle of indivisible security,” the official noted.

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