YEREVAN, 23 November (BelTA) – The Collective Security Treaty Organization should more effectively use “soft power” in the course of its work. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement at a plenary session of the CSTO Collective Security Council in Yerevan, Armenia on 23 November, BelTA has learned.
According to the head of state, the anticrisis mechanisms that do not need forces and assets of the CSTO collective security system need to be developed further. The effectiveness of their application needs to improve.
“Mechanisms without military force. We have yet to finalize work on the matter of using flexible ‘political' tools or so-called soft power, if you want. The kind of soft power that Western countries actively us such as consultations, monitoring, and observation at the local level,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.