MINSK, 5 December (BelTA) – The state cannot build a reliable security system on its own. Interaction with the business community is an important part of the efforts. Chairman of the State Security Committee of Belarus Valery Vakulchik made the statement during the international applied science conference “Security and sustainable development: Theory and practice in conditions of digital transformation” on 5 December, BelTA has learned.
The official said: “Today the entire world understands that building a reliable security system is impossible if only state resources are used, if only law enforcement agencies and security agencies are involved. Interaction with the business community represents an important aspect of the work. The state is interested in attracting finance, qualified specialists, and in expanding ties. In turn, private bodies can improve protection methods and update software products.”
Valery Vakulchik remarked that global digitization changes the world right now. New technologies change the nature of modern threats, thus jeopardizing the entire mankind. Respectively the structure of security changes as well. “It is obvious that one can adequately respond to these challenges and threats only by leveraging cutting-edge scientific knowledge and technology. Belarus' stance on the problem is manifested as a comprehensive approach to dealing with matters relating to the establishment of an effective security architecture. The work necessitates further expansion and advancement of various forms of interaction at the national and interstate levels,” the KGB head underlined.
Valery Vakulchik reminded that Belarus had put forward a number of peacemaking initiatives while Minsk regularly hosts international high-level forums to discuss various security problems. Belarus takes consistent steps to advance partnerships within the framework of the United Nations Organization, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Union State of Belarus and Russia, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
“Analytical and expert communities, which have a unique research potential, represent one of the security reserves that has not been fully utilized. Belarus boasts a decent school of analytics represented by specialists of government agencies and experts of non-governmental bodies. However, some branches of analysis, primarily strategic analysis, are still being formed due to various reasons,” Valery Vakulchik said. In his opinion, this conference represents a promising venue and an effective form of interaction between experts and security specialists.
The 7th international applied science conference “Security and sustainable development: Theory and practice in conditions of digital transformation” is scheduled to take place in Minsk on 5-6 December. The conference has been arranged by the State Security Committee (KGB) in association with the state education institution National Security Institute of the Republic of Belarus. The plenary session took place in the President Hotel on 5 December. Top officials of the KGB, the State Secretariat of the Security Council, the State Science and Technology Committee, the National Security Institute, the CIS Executive Committee, the CIS Anti-Terrorism Center, and the Belarusian Institute of Strategic Research (BISR) took part in it.
Taking part in the conference are over 450 delegates from 11 countries and eight international organizations (the CIS Anti-Terrorism Center, the CIS Executive Committee, the Executive Committee of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (SCO RATS), the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS Member States (CIS IPA), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Standing Committee of the Union State of Belarus and Russia, the Secretariat of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Belarus and Russia).