Minsk hosts Global Security and NATO in 2019 seminar

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The Global Security and NATO in 2019 seminar took place in Minsk on 12 December, Defence.az reports citing BelTA.


The international expert forum was attended by representatives of state-run and public organizations of Belarus, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, diplomatic missions, domestic and foreign experts in international security. The seminar was opened by Chairman of the Board of the Foreign Policy and Security Research Center Andrei Rusakovich, who stressed the importance of this annual event to discuss topical issues of international security. In his welcoming speech, Vladimir Bespaly, Chief Advisor of the State Secretariat of the Security Council of Belarus, said that the Minsk seminar had become a good tradition. He stressed that Belarus borders on NATO member states, and therefore interaction with the North Atlantic Alliance is important to ensure international security and reduce tensions. The representative of the State Secretariat of the Security Council stressed the need for mutual respect between the parties for effective cooperation.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to Belarus Manfred Huterer stated that the international seminar is part of the cooperation program that NATO has been implementing in dialogue with Belarus. The ambassador believes that the global situation has become even more tense and unpredictable than it was during the Cold War. However, according to him, NATO is making efforts to prevent further escalation of international tensions. Manfred Huterer also emphasized the need to strengthen international dialogue at all possible levels, with a focus on preventive diplomacy. Representative of NATO's Public Diplomacy Division Petr Lunak addressed the seminar participants with a proposal not only to discuss the issues but also to seek answers to them. He named the erosion of the arms control regime, one of the pillars of which was the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, as one of today's challenges. A key feature of NATO, he said, is its ability to adapt to new challenges since the end of the Cold War. According to the NATO representative, the organization does not plan to deploy short and intermediate range missiles in Europe.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to Belarus Manfred Huterer stated that the international seminar is part of the cooperation program that NATO has been implementing in dialogue with Belarus. The ambassador believes that the global situation has become even more tense and unpredictable than it was during the Cold War. However, according to him, NATO is making efforts to prevent further escalation of international tensions. Manfred Huterer also emphasized the need to strengthen international dialogue at all possible levels, with a focus on preventive diplomacy. Representative of NATO's Public Diplomacy Division Petr Lunak addressed the seminar participants with a proposal not only to discuss the issues but also to seek answers to them. He named the erosion of the arms control regime, one of the pillars of which was the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, as one of today's challenges. A key feature of NATO, he said, is its ability to adapt to new challenges since the end of the Cold War. According to the NATO representative, the organization does not plan to deploy short and intermediate range missiles in Europe.



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Minsk hosts Global Security and NATO in 2019 seminar

2019/12/1576226981.jpg
Read: 2513     13:26     13 December 2019    

The Global Security and NATO in 2019 seminar took place in Minsk on 12 December, Defence.az reports citing BelTA.


The international expert forum was attended by representatives of state-run and public organizations of Belarus, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, diplomatic missions, domestic and foreign experts in international security. The seminar was opened by Chairman of the Board of the Foreign Policy and Security Research Center Andrei Rusakovich, who stressed the importance of this annual event to discuss topical issues of international security. In his welcoming speech, Vladimir Bespaly, Chief Advisor of the State Secretariat of the Security Council of Belarus, said that the Minsk seminar had become a good tradition. He stressed that Belarus borders on NATO member states, and therefore interaction with the North Atlantic Alliance is important to ensure international security and reduce tensions. The representative of the State Secretariat of the Security Council stressed the need for mutual respect between the parties for effective cooperation.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to Belarus Manfred Huterer stated that the international seminar is part of the cooperation program that NATO has been implementing in dialogue with Belarus. The ambassador believes that the global situation has become even more tense and unpredictable than it was during the Cold War. However, according to him, NATO is making efforts to prevent further escalation of international tensions. Manfred Huterer also emphasized the need to strengthen international dialogue at all possible levels, with a focus on preventive diplomacy. Representative of NATO's Public Diplomacy Division Petr Lunak addressed the seminar participants with a proposal not only to discuss the issues but also to seek answers to them. He named the erosion of the arms control regime, one of the pillars of which was the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, as one of today's challenges. A key feature of NATO, he said, is its ability to adapt to new challenges since the end of the Cold War. According to the NATO representative, the organization does not plan to deploy short and intermediate range missiles in Europe.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to Belarus Manfred Huterer stated that the international seminar is part of the cooperation program that NATO has been implementing in dialogue with Belarus. The ambassador believes that the global situation has become even more tense and unpredictable than it was during the Cold War. However, according to him, NATO is making efforts to prevent further escalation of international tensions. Manfred Huterer also emphasized the need to strengthen international dialogue at all possible levels, with a focus on preventive diplomacy. Representative of NATO's Public Diplomacy Division Petr Lunak addressed the seminar participants with a proposal not only to discuss the issues but also to seek answers to them. He named the erosion of the arms control regime, one of the pillars of which was the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, as one of today's challenges. A key feature of NATO, he said, is its ability to adapt to new challenges since the end of the Cold War. According to the NATO representative, the organization does not plan to deploy short and intermediate range missiles in Europe.



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