Volfovich: Belarus, Russia step up cooperation in security

10:26, 8 June

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Belarus and Russia have been stepping up cooperation in security, State Secretary of the Belarusian Security Council Aleksandr Volfovich told the media in Minsk, BelTA has learned.

State Secretary of the Belarusian Security Council Aleksandr Volfovich and Secretary of Russia's Security Council Nikolai Patrushev met in Minsk on 7 June as part of the annual consultations between the Security Councils of Belarus and Russia.

"Today, I had another meeting with my Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev. Consultations were also held between the offices of the Security Councils. They discussed the strategic partnership in security of the Union State, including the information security in the context of the hybrid war waged against the Union State," Aleksandr Volfovich told reporters.

Military-technical cooperation was on the agenda too. "We carried out an in-depth analysis of the military-technical situation, agreed to update the strategic documents. in particular, the documents that will allow us to work on ensuring the security of Belarus and Russia, which will contribute to the protection of our national interests," Aleksandr Volfovich said.

The information security guidelines for the period from 2019 to 2020 and extended until 2022 were implemented in full. “Work on the new information security guidelines will be launched soon. This is one of the main areas of cooperation. This document will become the framework for the information security concept, which was approved in early 2023," he said.

The parties considered all items on the agenda during the consultations. "There are no unresolved issues; nothing has been left for later. There can be no other way for strategic partners. Today's work will serve as a further step towards strengthening our strategic partnership and developing our integration ties. This will help us to shield against threats that pose a danger to our peoples today," Aleksandr Volfovich concluded.

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