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23 November 2020, 12:47

Call on international organizations to focus on common challenges, threats

Vladimir Makei
Vladimir Makei

MINSK, 23 November (BelTA) – International organizations should channel their efforts into responding to common challenges and threats, Belarus' Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said in an interview to the Belarus 1 TV channel, BelTA has learned.

“We believe that international organizations, first of all, the UN and the OSCE, are meant to ensure peace, stability, and security in our common space,” the foreign minister stressed. “There are some common challenges and threats that we should focus on. They include security matters, from frozen conflicts to the issues of strategic offensive arms,” he added.

Belarus intends to continue implementing the initiatives that “our partners have forgotten about in this situation for some reason, despite welcoming and supporting them earlier,” Vladimir Makei noted.

“For example, Helsinki 2 was proposed by Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko a couple of years ago. I would also like to mention our initiatives to fight human trafficking and to create a good neighborliness belt which, by the way, correlates with a Chinese initiative aimed at protecting databases and preventing a cyberwar,” the foreign minister stressed.

According to him, there are important, unifying matters on the common agenda that require attention today. “However, if someone would rather pursue a negative policy, it is on their consciousness,” Vladimir Makei added.

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