DUSHANBE, 16 September (BelTA) - Migration issues require greater attention from the CSTO, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the CSTO Collective Security Council summit in Dushanbe on 16 September, BelTA has learned.
A package of documents to step up cooperation in the military sector has been submitted for approval by the heads of state. The documents improve the mechanisms for maintaining combat effectiveness of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Collective Forces.
According to the president, migration issues require more attention. The head of state believes that the CSTO should take unified approaches to responding to risks and challenges in this area. He emphasized special importance of mutual support of allies in the international arena, including the UN and the OSCE.
Aleksandr Lukashenko also stated that the consequences of COVID-19 underscore the necessity to develop cooperation within the CSTO in biological security. “This is important not only in terms of counteraction to the pandemic but also in the context of international threats,” the president said.