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Lukashenko names six major tasks for CSTO in modern conditions

MINSK (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has named six major tasks for the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in modern conditions. The head of state made the statement as he met with the secretaries of the security councils of the CSTO member states on 15 June, BelTA has learned.

According to the president, major tasks include the coordination of the foreign policy activities of the CSTO member states, cooperation of the Organization with the leading universal and regional international agencies, comprehensive strengthening of the military, technical, anti-crisis, and peace-making potential of the CSTO.

These also include the prevention of international terrorism and illegal drug trade, stabilizing migration processes, improvement of the legal foundations and mechanisms of interaction in the Organization.

It was reported earlier that Belarus presides in the CSTO from 14 October 2016.