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Joint statement by the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation, group of States Parties to the Treaty on Open Skies, regarding the US decision to withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies

1030-06-07-2020

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Today, in connection with the conference to assess the consequences of the US withdrawal from the Treaty on Open Skies held in Vienna on July 6, the delegations of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation circulated the following joint statement among the conference participants

 

Joint statement by the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation, group of States Parties to the Treaty on Open Skies, regarding the US decision to withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies

 

The Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation express their regret over the US decision to withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies. This step could seriously damage the architecture of European security and the system of agreements on arms control.

The Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation, which form a group of states parties to the Treaty on Open Skies, are ready for an equal and mutually respectful dialogue aimed at searching for a comprehensive solution to problems with the implementation of the treaty, without ultimatums and considering all the parties’ interests and concerns.

When determining and implementing our further course regarding the treaty, we will closely cooperate within the group of states parties to the treaty, guided by the goals of supporting international stability and improving the effectiveness and viability of the treaty by promoting trust between member states and taking into account the interests of Belarus and Russia.

 

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