MINSK, 27 January (BelTA) – State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus Aleksandr Volfovich met with Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Stanislav Zas in Minsk on 27 January, the State Secretariat of the Security Council of Belarus told BelTA.
During the meeting Aleksandr Volfovich and Stanislav Zas exchanged opinions about topical events concerning international and regional security.
The CSTO secretary general spoke in positive terms about actions of the Belarusian peacekeeping contingent in Kazakhstan. Belarus' participation in activities of the Collective Security Treaty Organization was discussed as well as progress in the fulfillment of resolutions passed by the latest sessions of the Collective Security Council and sessions of CSTO charter bodies. This year's planned events were also discussed.
Stanislav Zas thanked the Belarusian side for making decisions promptly and executing them.
Aleksandr Volfovich pointed out that today Belarus represents an outpost in the eastern Europe collective security region by counteracting the entire spectrum of modern risks, challenges, and threats. Apart from the sanctions the military and political situation is getting aggravated. External military presence near Belarusian borders is being beefed up. The militarization of neighboring European countries is in full swing. This is why additional measures are being taken to ensure Belarus' security, maintain peace and stability in the region. Belarusian defense, security, and law enforcement agencies attentively analyze events, which happened in Kazakhstan, in order to promptly forestall, detect attempts at external actions and immediately and adequately suppress them.