War in Ukraine: Lukashenko to meet with Putin in Moscow as part of CSTO

The two leaders will meet on this occasion on the conflict in Ukraine. “The Head of State will participate in the meeting of CSTO leaders in Moscow on May 16. This event marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Collective Security Treaty and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the organization (CSTO )”, according to the press service of President Lukashenko.

Leaders of member states will exchange views “on relevant topical issues in the region and the world, discuss ways to jointly respond to various challenges and threats that arise,” the news service noted.

In addition, bilateral talks between Belarusian and Russian leaders are planned, the press service added. “The issue of developing cooperation and joint efforts in import substitution will become one of the main hot topics,” according to the report.

The Collective Security Treaty Organization was founded on October 7, 2002; its vocation is a politico-military objective. It includes Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.

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