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25 November 2021, 15:02

Belarusian MP: The world has to develop in a way to benefit everyone instead of a select few

Andrei Savinykh
Andrei Savinykh

MINSK, 25 November (BelTA) – The world has to develop in a way to benefit everyone instead of a select few, Chairman of the International Affairs Commission of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Andrei Savinykh told BelTA. The MP took part in the ninth international science and practice conference on national security “Security in the context of transforming threats: Present-day problems and solutions”.

Andrei Savinykh said: “During the conference a very interesting and informative conversation has begun about new challenges and threats that not only the Republic of Belarus has encountered but the entire world, too. All things considered, we have to admit that the world system, which was created after the Soviet Union collapse mostly by countries of the collective West, no longer works. A new conflict between the concept of inclusive capitalism and the multipolar world development scenario is already emerging. Inclusive capitalism is in essence a new attempt at globalization but on totally different principles, which abolish the market and competition. But most importantly they abolish virtually all the citizens' freedoms and national states and transfer control to totally incomprehensible experts, who represent some transnational corporations with allegedly social responsibility.”

Andrei Savinykh stressed that it is a world of inequality and the fact needs to be clearly understood. “Against this background the process of creation of a multipolar world is becoming particularly significant. Our job is to preserve national states, preserve the basic principles of people's power until we can clearly formulate what social and economic concept we want for the world development to benefit everyone instead of a select few,” he said.

Andrei Savinykh went on saying: “A number of speeches were already made. They demonstrated the mechanics of information actions, in essence sabotage operations, including operations mounted against the Republic of Belarus. We see that this experience is deeply analyzed not only in Belarus but in allied countries. I am convinced that during scientific panels experts will be able to discuss in detail not only what is going on but ways to counteract negative trends.”

Organized by the National Security Institute in association with the State Security Committee of Belarus, the ninth international science and practice conference on national security “Security in the context of transforming threats: Present-day problems and solutions” is scheduled to take place on 25-26 November. The conference is timed to the 75th anniversary of the institute's foundation.

The conference is an annual forum for exchanging opinions, sharing results of scientific studies and practical achievements of recognized experts represented by personnel of security and intelligence agencies, the academic community, government agencies, higher education institutions, Belarus' partners from CIS and non-CIS states.

This year the organizing committee has received over 300 applications for participation from representatives of ten countries (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Vietnam, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Russia, Uzbekistan) and five international organizations (the CIS Anti-Terrorism Center, the CIS Executive Committee, the Executive Committee of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, and the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly).

The conference includes five theme platforms. In particular, participants of the conference are expected to discuss theoretical and methodological approaches and problems of international, national, and regional security (historical memory and historical policy, theory and practice of ensuring international, regional, and national security, counteraction of terrorist manifestations, security personnel training), law as a tool for ensuring the security of the individual, the society, and the state (legal support for information security and policy in the field of national security, legal regulation and implementation of legal measures to ensure the safety of the individual, the society, and the state), psychological aspects of ensuring national security (destructive information and psychological impact on the individual, the society, the state; socio-psychological aspects and problems of applying psychological science achievements in the practical work of security agencies and intelligence agencies, psychology of terrorism).

Participants of the conference are also expected to discuss information technology in the context of security (digitization as a global challenge and a security reserve, data protection and information security, information technology in security activities, topical aspects of information and analytical activities: automation of information search and analysis, artificial intelligence reserves) as well as the work of intelligence services and security agencies to ensure the safety of the individual, the society, and the state.

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