Course for the sake of peace, trust and safety
Belarus considers the fulfilment of its own international obligations as one of its priority tasks
Since August 25th, the course on performance of international treaties in the field of control over arms for representatives of verification centres of the states-participants of the OSCE is carried out on the basis of the Belarusian Ministry of Defence’s Department of National Agency for Control and Inspections
17 representatives of the verification centres from 12 states (Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, USA, France, the Czech Republic and Sweden) participated in the activity.
The purpose of the carrying out of the course was to study the positions of international treaties in the field of control over arms, deepening of knowledge of the Russian language, and also an exchange of experience of representatives of foreign verification centres as inspectors and accompanying persons under the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) and the Viennese document of 2011 on measures of the strengthening of trust and safety.
According to the Ministry of Defence Press Service, Belarus considers the fulfilment of its own international obligations as one of its priority tasks. The sphere of control over arms in this sense is one of the most active. The National Agency for Control and Inspections — Department of the Ministry of Defence of Belarus — has considerable experience in accompanying foreign inspection groups and carrying out of inspections within the limits of various international treaties in the field of control over arms. The organisation of the present course reflects the aspirations of Belarus to deepen the level of co-operation with other verification centres, having given the possibility to their representatives to meet and discuss the current situation concerning the realisation of international treaties in the field of control over arms, and also conditions for practical study courses in the Russian language.