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05 December 2022, 17:39

Parliamentarians urged to promote CSTO on international arena

Vladimir Andreichenko
Vladimir Andreichenko

MINSK, 5 December (BelTA) – Parliamentarians need to effectively promote the CSTO in the world, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko said at the 15th plenary meeting of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly in Moscow, BelTA informs.

“Parliamentarians can play a greater role in the effective positioning of the CSTO in the system of international relations. The main targets of this work are promoting the principle of the indivisibility of security and economic development as an essential condition for sustainable peace, opposing the policy of pressure and sanctions, demonstrating their illegitimacy and absurdity, showing openness and readiness of our countries to engage in an equal and respectful dialogue, expanding the community of states and organizations of partners and like-minded people,” said Vladimir Andreichenko.

The Western world absolutely rejects the idea of dialogue, the speaker noted. “An increasing number of ordinary people and sensible politicians in the West are coming to realize the defectiveness of such a policy. Moreover, in disguise of the so-called struggle for democracy, they are trying to cripple the democracy in the Western countries themselves,” he stressed.

“I think that many politicians are aware of the hidden dangers that the current situation is fraught with. Our task is to establish contacts and partnerships with those for whom the ideals of peace, global security, economic development, and the welfare of people are not empty words, but fundamental values. We see the proposal of the president of Belarus to launch a global security dialogue as a basis for promoting peace-loving initiatives. Peace and stability can only be achieved and maintained through equality, respect for the independence and sovereignty of countries and by solving disputes at the negotiating table. This position is shared by most countries of the world. This is evidenced by our contacts with fellow parliamentarians from Asia, Africa, Latin America. I am sure that despite all the difficulties and pressure we will become not just witnesses, but also active participants in the formation a new, fair world order. Everything is in our hands. I hope for constructive work in Minsk, in the peaceful, hospitable and friendly Belarus next year,” Vladimir Andreichenko said.

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