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14 September 2022, 09:04

Belarus suggests steps at CSTO summit to promptly resolve Armenia-Azerbaijan border crisis

Aleksandr Volfovich
Aleksandr Volfovich

MINSK, 14 September (BelTA) – An extraordinary session of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) took place in the evening on 13 September, BelTA has learned.

The meeting was convened upon Armenia's initiative. The key items on the agenda were the aggravation of the situation in some areas near the Armenia-Azerbaijan border and the provision of assistance with resolving the situation.

State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus Aleksandr Volfovich presented Belarus' point of view upon instructions of the head of state.

According to Aleksandr Volfovich, Belarus has always believed there is no alternative to a peaceful resolution of the Armenia-Azerbaijan crisis only through politics and diplomacy. Today's situation requires thorough examination.

Prompt steps were suggested. Among other things the CSTO secretary general was encouraged to travel to the conflict zone in order to prepare a detailed report for the heads of state. The organization of a working group made up of personnel of the CSTO Secretariat and the CSTO Joint Staff for the sake of analyzing the situation and working out proposals was also suggested.

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