New challenges and threats require maximisation of integration possibilities within CIS, notes President of Belarus at 36th session of CIS Council for Heads of Security Bodies and Special Services
Belarus last hosted the CIS Council for Heads of Security Bodies and Special Services five years ago and, as Mr. Lukashenko commented to those present, ‘serious changes have occurred globally and within the CIS’ since then. He added, “New challenges and threats require co-ordination of effort and maximisation of the CIS’ integration possibilities, to strengthen members’ security.”
Mr. Lukashenko is convinced that special services are those who need to reveal risks, challenges and threats to collective security within the CIS, promoting peace and supporting the successful development of the CIS as a whole and each state in particular. He also believes that developments should be undertaken gradually, rather than suddenly, since hasty moves can cause social unrest.
The President noted that Belarus is ready to share its security experience, and referred especially to Minsk’s recent hosting of the Ice Hockey World Championship.