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03 November 2022, 10:44

Building up military cooperation in CIS seen as stabilizing factor

MOSCOW, 3 November (BelTA) - Building up military cooperation in the CIS is a stabilizing factor, CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev said at the 10th meeting of Secretaries of CIS Security Councils in Moscow on 3 November. The event was attended by State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus Aleksandr Volfovich, BelTA has learned.

“Building up cooperation in the military sector is a stabilizing factor in the current alarming situation. In this regard, we continue improving joint military systems, including joint air defense system, joint system for monitoring and evaluation of radiation, biological and chemical safety, unified geo-information system for military purposes and a number of others,” Sergei Lebedev said.

“In military cooperation, an important emphasis is placed on improving professional training through joint exercises, international games and competitions,” he added.

Sergei Lebedev said that the CIS Defense Ministers Council plans to meet in Moscow in the near future.

The meeting of the secretaries of the CIS security councils highlighted topical issues of international and regional security, including the development of the situation in the post-Soviet space in the context of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine. The participants of the meeting discussed the issues related to combating destructive activities of foreign NGOs, glorification of fascism and falsification of history in the CIS countries. The participants of the meeting also considered the problems of nuclear security and nonproliferation of nuclear weapons.

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