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02 April 2018, 13:12

CSTO member states compare notes on disarmament

MINSK, 2 April (BelTA) – A Belarusian delegation led by Nikolai Ovsyanko, Head of the International Security and Arms Control Department of the Central Office for International Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, took part in consultations of experts of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member states. The consultations focused on interaction in matters concerning arms control, disarmament, and non-proliferation, the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told BelTA.

During the meeting the experts exchanged opinions about topical matters concerning disarmament and the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, enhancement and efficiency improvement of conventional regimes regarding chemical and biological weapons, illegal trade in light arms and small arms, and the situation around the “structured dialogue” initiated within the framework of the OSCE framework to discuss threats in the OSCE region. Representatives of the CSTO member states compared notes on a number of concrete aspects of disarmament problems, the implementation of the existing international regulations and treaties in this field, and the emerging reality of the military and political situation at the regional and global levels.

The readiness of the CSTO member states to continue working together to build a reliable, equal, and indivisible international security system, to restore trust and mutual respect in interstate relations was confirmed.

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