MINSK, June 5 (Itar-Tass) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko called for deeper integration processes in the CIS states in military cooperation. “For a successful fulfilment of the scope of tasks, which were outlined in the basic documents of military cooperation, a close cooperation between the CIS Defence Ministries and the working bodies of the Council of CIS Defence Ministers is needed,” the president said at a meeting with the heads of the delegations, which are participating in a meeting of the Council of CIS Defence Ministers.
Lukashenko noted that a deeper cooperation in the military sphere is needed in order to shift the already taken decisions in the practical field. “The life will make us cooperate closer,” Lukashenko said, noting that the situation along the perimeter of the CIS borders prompts us to this cooperation. “It is desirable to advance integration just to the level of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO),” the president noted.
In his words, the fulfilment of the concept of military cooperation of the CIS states until 2015 gave a fresh impetus to the expansion of CIS cooperation in the military sphere. Lukashenko noted that this document continues logically the policy to keep and develop current needed types of joint activity and the search for new types of joint activity. “It actually determines the main contours of a future model of multilateral cooperation in security,” Lukashenko underlined.