MINSK, 12 October (BelTA) - Belarusian peace initiatives are designed to bridge the huge deficit of trust which has become a distinctive feature of the modern world, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said as he addressed the 6th meeting of ministers of foreign affairs of the member states of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Nur-Sultan on 12 October, BelTA has learned.
“Belarusian initiatives on the resumption of a broad dialogue on confidence-building measures, security and cooperation, the development of the Digital Neighborhood Belt, the adoption of multilateral political declarations on the non-deployment of intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles in Europe and others are designed to bridge the huge deficit of trust that has become a distinctive feature in today's world,” the minister stressed.
The Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia was established in 1992. The main objective of the CICA is to strengthen cooperation by developing multilateral approaches to ensuring peace, security and stability in Asia. The Conference brings together twenty seven countries. Nine countries (including the Republic of Belarus) and five international organizations have observer status.