MINSK, 18 May (BelTA) – Priorities of parliamentary activities in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO PA) were identified by Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko at a session of the Council of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly in Minsk, BelTA has learned.
Vladimir Andreichenko said: “The organization should represent not only a guarantee against external threats and interference in domestic affairs but also an important element of formation of a multipolar world based on principles of equality and mutual respect. It is in this manner that we view priorities of our parliamentary activities within the framework of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.”
First of all, it is necessary to improve the legal base of the Collective Security Treaty Organization and national regulatory acts. According to the head of the lower chamber of the Belarusian parliament, a lot has been done: the model laws that have been adopted enable conditions for reinforcing collective security. But it is necessary to move on taking into account the changing situation in the region, the MP is convinced.
Secondly, it is necessary to create an effective system for counteraction and neutralization of security threats at the external contour, Vladimir Andreichenko noted. “Protection of historical truth, of traditional moral and family values, confessional and interethnic peace, fight against terrorism, extremism, narcotics are the fundamental highlights that we should constantly keep an eye on,” he said.
Thirdly, it is important to improve the effectiveness of the Collective Security Treaty Organization's efforts at international platforms, Vladimir Andreichenko pointed out.