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01 June 2023, 17:19

Volfovich points to systemic crisis in international relations

MINSK, 1 June (BelTA) – The world is going through a systemic crisis in international relations, State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus Aleksandr Volfovich said at the 52nd meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of Security Agencies and Special Services in Minsk on 1 June, BelTA has learned.

Aleksandr Volfovich expressed appreciation for the opportunity to take part in this big meeting and laid out Belarus' stance on the issues on the meeting's agenda. “The 52nd meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of Security Agencies and Special Services is taking place amidst an unprecedented aggravation of the geopolitical situation. Acting in defiance of international law and basic decency, forgetting about the rules of good neighborliness, the collective West is pulling out all the stops in order to drive a wedge between the Commonwealth member states. The core of this subversive activity are special services of foreign states and the network of various multi-million dollar non-governmental organizations controlled by them,” Aleksandr Volfovich said.

The chief of the Security Council dwelled on key aspects of international and regional security in the context of the interests of not only Belarus, but also all CIS countries. “We have to admit that ongoing developments in the world are impacted by a systemic crisis in international relations. Humankind has entered an era of acute global confrontation. It goes beyond the military realm to affect trade and economic relations, cyberspace and other areas,” he noted.

According to Aleksandr Volfovich, the main threats include not only the militarization of Europe and Asia, but also the stagnation of mechanisms of the nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction. “There is also a surge in technological rivalry in strategically important areas, such as the use of artificial intelligence for military purposes. The current situation in the European region with Belarus in its center can be described as the largest military and political crisis since the end of World War II,” Aleksandr Volfovich believes.

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