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Clear-cut common view in CSTO foreign ministers’ statement

BISHKEK, 27 May (BelTA) – The joint statement issued by the foreign ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization member states in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on 27 May indicates the clear-cut common view of the member states on the problems and challenges that have to be confronted, Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei told media on 27 May.

The official pointed out that the document outlines the coordinated view on the situation that is evolving inside and outside the Collective Security Treaty Organization. “The evaluation is very important. It means that we have a clear-cut common view on the problems and challenges that we should confront,” he said.

The Belarusian Foreign Minister remarked that in general the session had been held in a constructive manner. “But frankly speaking, different points of view regarding further prospects of the CSTO development were discussed,” added the Minister.

In his words, some CSTO members believe that it is necessary to focus on the internal space of the organization and take care of ensuring the internal regional security. “The discussion about it was rather live. In the end all the members of the organization agreed that several external factors that cannot be avoided and have to be dealt with affect internal security matters,” said Vladimir Makei.

Various technical documents were signed on 27 May in addition to the statement issued by the heads of the foreign ministries of the CSTO member states.