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MINSK, October 26 (Itar-Tass) — Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko proposes the heads of state of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation to decide on Uzbekistan’s membership in the organisation.
“Recently, I’ve sent my proposals to the Russian president. We should take decisions on Uzbekistan because the triple game played by Uzbekistan don’t allow the republic to be a CSTO member,” Lukashenko said at a session of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly on Wednesday.
At the same time, the Belarusian president said this country had not ratified any serious document within the CSTO framework.
In his view, Uzbekistan will realise sooner or later that it will be difficult to preserve independence without the CSTO. “Of course, this is Uzbekistan’s matter and we don’t interfere,” he added.
Lukashenko stressed that amidst the unquiet world situation, “we don’t intend to joke. It is necessary to take clear decisions”. “We are not elbowing people aside if we seek cooperation with us and follow the CSTO rules that we approved,” Lukashenko said.
The Belarusian president noted that he would like to know parliamentarians’ point of view in this aspect.