Opinion: process of launching new mechanisms to preserve peace should begin in all regions
At the Eurasian Security: Reality and Prospects in a Transforming World high-level international conference, held recently in Minsk, the Belarusian side took the initiative to create the so-called Charter of Diversity for the 21st Century. Candidate of Historical Sciences Olga Lazorkina, an analyst at the Belarusian Institute of Strategic Research (BISR), contemplated whether it can become an international document that will reflect the principles of building a new and fair world order.
“Putting forward such an initiative is a step that is very important for our region. Will it find its embodiment in the near future? Of course not. Today we are not yet in a situation where it is possible to bring all interested participants to the negotiating table. They all have their own point of view on certain processes that are taking place in the world, especially what concerns the security sphere. However, the recent conference showed that all sensible forces have the opportunity to gather: those who put pressing issues of collective security above political games and bias came to Minsk. The charter, proposed by our Foreign Ministry, can currently reflect only those issues that exist in our part of the region. But we must not forget about the zone of responsibility of the CSTO and even wider: the SCO. After all, representatives of the countries that came to the conference and with which Belarus has good relations in Asia also support this agenda. The so-called Global South, of which Belarus’ Foreign Minister Sergei Aleinik spoke, is today no longer just words, but the real embodiment of new emerging approaches to the world order,” noted Olga Lazorkina.
“At the same time, we cannot forget about the other bloc, situated in the West. After all, if we are talking about indivisible security for everyone and a global agenda, then we must convince our current counter-partners that they too must be included in this agenda and find new mechanisms and formats for interaction in order to preserve peace. Such a process should be launched from all sides, and not just in our region,” the expert believes.