MINSK, 1 November (BelTA) – State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus Aleksandr Volfovich met with Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Stanislav Zas in Minsk on 1 November, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Volfovich and Stanislav Zas exchanged opinions about topical events concerning international and regional security. Belarus' participation in the operation of the Collective Security Treaty Organization was discussed as well as progress in fulfilling resolutions of extraordinary sessions of the Collective Security Council. Next year's scheduled events were also mentioned.
Stanislav Zas talked about the CSTO Secretariat's efforts to prepare regular sessions of the organization's charter bodies, which are scheduled to take place in November 2022. Other matters concerning the CSTO responsibility area were also mentioned.
Aleksandr Volfovich drew attention to Belarus' preparations for assuming the CSTO presidency from Armenia next year.
Belarus' presidency's priorities will be directed towards improving the existing mechanisms and working out new mechanisms for the Collective Security Treaty Organization to respond to crises. Belarus will also work to build up solidarity of the member states and enhance the organization's effectiveness in fighting modern challenges and threats to collective security.