September 17, Dushanbe / Corr. BELTA /. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko 17 took part in a meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Dushanbe, BelTA has learned.
The SCO celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, and the summit in Tajikistan is jubilee. On the basis of their own, the heads of state summed up the results of activities over the past period, discussed the state and prospects of multilateral cooperation and proposed their own ways of developing the organization. Alexander Lukashenko also dwelled on several topics that, according to him, are required for close cooperation in the organization.
According to the President, Shanghai Cooperation is now facing a historic stress test, perhaps the most serious in history.
First. Accelerate the alignment of global development strategies
“This status gives all the resources and opportunities to play by the rules dictated by external forces,” the head of state said.
In his opinion, countries are able to ensure peace in their native land and defend a multipolar fair world order. We need to speed up security cooperation, we need to speed up security cooperation.
Second. Strengthen collaboration in the healthcare sector
Alexander Lukashenko drew attention to the fact that the threat of the spread of COVID-19 is still not weakening, which means that it is necessary to unite efforts to overcome the consequences of the pandemic. “More than ever, we need to unite and work together to create an alliance in the field of healthcare,” the President noted.
He added that the SCO agent needs to intensify cooperation in the production of vaccines and medicines, and not only against coronavirus.
Third. Deal more actively with burning challenges
“Topical for our time, global challenges, drug trafficking, terrorism, extremism, concern our country,” – said the head of state.
The Belarusian side initiated by Tajikistan decision on the establishment of the SCO anti-drug center. Alexander Lukashenko expects that the document on the status of an observer with the SCO of Belarus, adopted at the summit, allows the widest possible cooperation in the field of security.
Fourth. Create a legal system to combat cyber threats
The Internet called cyber attacks and manipulation of consciousness one of the most dangerous threats to the SCO countries. “They threaten security not only with state institutions, but also with public interests, as well as the rights of people,” the head of state said.
According to one of the problems in this context – the lack of a legal system that establishes norms and rules of conduct in this area. Development of the concept of an international base to resolve these issues, Alexander Lukashenko.
Fifth. Develop a common transport space
A promising state is the further development of the common transport space, the SCO, the head will form a favorable logistics infrastructure.
“Through joint efforts, we are able to effectively connect Europe with Asia, expand the route network and create the necessary conditions for transit,” the President said. Belarus and China, he notes, are already active in this direction.
The head of state also focused on the need for rail transportation. “It was the railway transport that turned out to be the most vulnerable to various kinds of restrictions in the context of a pandemic,” the Belarusian leader stated.
Sixth. Engage in renewable energy and nuclear power
Alexander Lukashenko notes that the international community is now paying great attention to ecology, the problem of global warming, the imbalance of natural resources and resource depletion.
“We proceed from the general possibility of expansion in the areas of renewable energy sources and nuclear energy,” the head of state said.
Seventh. Use national more often in international trade
“Belarus strongly and consistently supports the proposals.
In his opinion, the big currency situation is based on one known to everyone. “This does not just deprive us of competitive financial and economic advantages,” noted Alexander Lukashenko.
Eighth and most relevant. Help the people of Afghanistan rebuild their country
The head of state called the SCO a unique platform for discussing problems in Afghanistan, which has observer status in the organization. “We all respect the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity of this state. We adhere to the principles of international law on non-interference in internal affairs,” the President said. As well as the economic space of Shanghai cooperation as a whole.
Alexander Lushenko said that Belarus is ready to restore the Afghan infrastructure, and the coordinated position of the SCO countries on Afghanistan could create preconditions for the organization to act as a system integrator of the work of other international players.
At the same time, the Decision: all problems in Afghanistan can be solved only by the people of this country. Neighboring countries, which may have a stable partner nearby, can help with this.
Consider us and the modern history of the development of the region ourselves. – said Alexander Lukashenko. – I emphasize once again: Afghans will choose their future.