MOSCOW, 3 November (BelTA) – Ensuring biological safety in the CSTO area of responsibility has become a priority task, CSTO Deputy Secretary General Valery Semerikov said at the 10th meeting of Secretaries of the CIS Security Councils in Moscow on 3 November. The event was attended by State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus Aleksandr Volfovich, BelTA has learned.
“The most important, priority task now is to ensure biological safety in the area of responsibility of the organization. We plan to approve the composition of the biosafety coordinating council and schedule its activities at the next meeting of the Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils of the CSTO member states on 23 November,” said Valery Semerikov.
The meeting of the Secretaries of the CIS Security Councils highlighted topical issues of international and regional security, including the situation in the post-Soviet space in the context of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine. The participants of the meeting discussed the issues related to combating destructive activities of foreign NGOs, glorification of fascism and falsification of history in the CIS countries. Problems of nuclear security and nonproliferation of nuclear weapons were also on the agenda.