MINSK, November 22. /TASS/. Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makey has called on member countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a post-Soviet Russia-led security bloc, to strive for a level of collective solidarity that would make it possible to ensure security in the CSTO states.
"The summit is expected to be results-oriented and is to make a serious contribution to the improvement of our organization. We need to see that a number of other integration structures and organizations, both regional and international, take the CSTO into account. To this end, we must do our best to achieve corporate solidarity within our organization to be able to ensure security within the CSTO," the BelTA news agency quoted him as saying.
The Belarusian top diplomat admitted that now the organization’s members have "quite a lot of grievances with each other." "And we must speak about it openly and sincerely, as real friends do. Only this way can we attain our goals," he stressed.
The CSTO embraces Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. Armenia is president in 2022. In 2023, the presidency will be passed over to Belarus.