MINSK, 22 June (BelTA) – The world community should join efforts to maintain international security, First Deputy Head of the Belarus President Administration Maksim Ryzhenko said at the opening ceremony of the First International Security Industry Exhibition “National Security. Belarus 2022” in Minsk on 22 June, BelTA has learned.
“The exhibition dedicated to national security is a truly large-scale event. This event and other similar events are very relevant and well-timed. We need to join efforts to highlight international security issues, as well as to consolidate the international community to combat new, modern challenges and threats,” Maksim Ryzhenkov said.
The first deputy head of the Belarus President Administration is sure that there can be no past without memory, and there can be no future without the past. “Let's turn to the 1930s. We remember well who weaponized Germany, increased its industrial potential and encouraged the Nazi ideology. We also remember how it all ended. To the disappointment of the curators, the one to receive the first blow was Western Europe, not the East. We remember the tragedy, we remember the hurricane that swept almost all of Belarus off the face of the earth. It claimed the lives of every third Belarusian,” Maksim Ryzhenkov recalled.
Even in the difficult 1940s, the international community managed to find common ground, he added. “In a very difficult situation, despite all the ideological differences, the world community sat down at the negotiating table. All of Europe was pumped up with weapons back then. Yet, the states managed to create some new security structure and maintain it. Remembering those times, we see that all the security architectures recognized by the world community are collapsing today,” the first deputy head of the Belarus President Administration emphasized.
In conclusion, Maksim Ryzhenkov expressed confidence that such events should take an important place on the international agenda.