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27 September 2021, 17:55

Belarusian FM calls for new global dialogue on security

MINSK, 27 September (BelTA) - Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei called for a new global dialogue on security as he addressed the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on 27 September, BelTA has learned.

"Over the past years, Belarus has constantly drawn the attention of the world community to the need for a new global dialogue on security. Not only has this question ripened. It has already over-ripen! This dialogue is supposed to address the main thing - to create a new efficient, truly fair international order. We call on the great powers to start such a dialogue, to understand their responsibility for the future of the planet and to implement the civilizational mission entrusted to them," Vladimir Makei said.

According to him, it is also important to think about the economic component of the new order. "Unfortunately, economic globalization does not work in the interests of all people on the planet. In this regard, we believe that regional integration has a huge potential for the global economy. We call this approach ‘integration of integrations',” the minister said.

He recalled that in May this year, Belarus, in partnership with Barbados and UNCTAD, held a high-level online meeting on the use of interregional integration in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The major regional economic organizations welcomed the idea of strengthening such interregional cooperation.

In his speech, Vladimir Makei also drew attention to the protracted and unprecedented global turbulence and unpredictability. "This is a natural result of the fact that our planet functions largely outside the system and obligations enshrined by the UN Charter in the universal principles of international law," the Belarusian minister stressed.

According to him, today the world is ruled by economic egoism, political ambitions, blackmail, imperial habits, crises, conflicts and orchestrated chaos.

Vladimir Makei noted that the negative dynamics in global security has been growing continuously, including through hybrid wars, the malicious and criminal use of modern information technologies that fuel extremism and terrorism, and fake information: "Today, with the help of electronic gadgets, you can undermine internal peace in any state and overthrow its government."

Moreover, for more than a year and a half, the world has been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed millions of lives, caused irreversible social and economic losses, and exposed many negative global processes. "We fully support the ongoing process within the framework of the World Health Organization to strengthen its response to health emergencies. At the same time, we urge to avoid the politicization of this topic, including the study into the origins of the coronavirus," Vladimir Makei said.

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