MINSK, November 10. /TASS/. The Military Committee of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) discussed developing the organization’s peacekeeping potential including getting involved in UN peacekeeping activities at its meeting on Thursday, the press service of the Belarusian Defense Ministry reported.
"Chief of the Belarusian General Staff, First Deputy Defense Minister of the Republic of Belarus Major General Viktor Gulevich participated in a meeting of the CSTO’s Military Committee held via video conference. During the event, the sides also discussed a number of key issues related to implementing certain orders of the CSTO’s bodies and the Military Committee in such areas as the development of the CSTO’s peacekeeping potential, including its involvement in the UN’s peacekeeping activity," a statement on the agency’s Telegram channel read.
They also discussed issues of organization and provision of international flights for military aviation of CSTO states and other countries. Gulevich drew attention to threats facing Eastern Europe to the meeting’s participants.
The meeting of the chiefs of staff of the CSTO states resulted in the approval of the protocol of holding the CSTO Military Committee.
Earlier, CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas said that the organization was satisfied with its interaction with UN counterterrorist structures. At the end of September, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin discussed with United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix the prospects for the CSTO’s participation in the UN’s peacekeeping activities.