In compliance with its commitments under the international agreements Belarus destroyed large quantities of conventional arms and military equipment, thus, reducing conventional armaments surpluses, having significantly contributed to strengthening peace and stability in Europe.
Under the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) 1773 army tanks, 1341 battle armored machines and 130 battle planes have been destroyed. It constitutes over 10 per cent of the arms and military equipment destroyed by all 30 CFE member states. Belarus took an active part in the negotiations on the Treaty adaptation to new geopolitical landscape, and was the first to ratify the Agreement on Adaptation of the CFE Treaty in July 2000, signed at the OSCE Summit in Istanbul in November 1999. However, this agreement has not yet entered into force because of the linkage made by several CFE State Parties between its ratification and the fulfillment by the Russian Federation of the commitments not directly related to conventional arms control.