Finland’s Foreign Ministry Calls on CFE Countries to Continue Talks
Azerbaijan, Baku 10 January /corr. Trend K.Ramazanova / The Foreign Minister of Finland, Ilkka Kanerva, calls on the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE)participating countries, to continue the talks. At the end of the last year, Russia adopted a law on injecting a moratorium on Russia's participation in the CFE Treaty to protest against the expansion of NATO.
"The deadlock in the talks on CFE presents the serious risks for the commion security," Kanerva said on 10 January in his speech at the meeting of the OSCE Permanent Committee. In addition, Kanerva said that the CFE remains an important agreement in the European military security.
CFE treaty united 28 countries of the Europe, including Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, the UK, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Denmark, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine, France, and Czech Republic. The officials of the United States and Canada also undersigned the document.