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16 May 2022, 17:06

CSTO reaffirms commitment to interaction with NATO

MOSCOW, 16 May (BelTA) - The member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization are ready to establish practical cooperation with NATO, reads a statement adopted by the CSTO Collective Security Council at a summit in Moscow on 16 May, BelTA has learned.

"Realizing our responsibility for lasting peace in the Eurasian region, we emphasize the importance of reducing tensions on the continent and reaffirm our commitment to establishing practical cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization," the statement said.

The heads of state also noted that they were satisfied with the growing international interaction and the level of foreign policy coordination on the main items of the global and regional agendas. "We are ready to deepen cooperation with the United Nations, other interested international and regional organizations and states," the statement read.

At the same time, the CSTO Collective Security Council stated that tensions are growing in international relations amid the disunity of the international community.

“We are concerned about the selective use of universally recognized norms and principles of international law, disregard for the internationally recognized negotiation formats, unwillingness to reckon with the legitimate interests of sovereign states, interference in their internal affairs, the use of unilateral sanctions and restrictions in violation of the mandate of the UN Security Council, double standards, hatred and intolerance," the CSTO leaders stressed in their statement.

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