Opening remarks by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov during a meeting of the CSTO Foreign Ministers Council, Moscow, May 26, 2020

16.04.2020

PANDEMIA: RUSSIA-CSTO-MEETING-ADJOURN

MOSCOW, April 15. / TASS /. The meeting of the Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils of the CSTO countries, originally scheduled for April 16, has been adjourned due to the spread of coronavirus. This was announced to TASS on Wednesday by the organization’s Press Secretary Vladimir Zaynetdinov.

"The meeting of the Committee of Secretaries of CSTO Security Councils was adjourned. It was scheduled for April 16. It was decided to adjourn it to a later date," Zaynetdinov said, adding that the decision was related to the coronavirus pandemic.

For now, Spokesman's Service Department has no information regarding the new meeting date, that will take place as a video-conference meeting.

The date of the meeting of the CSTO Council of Foreign Ministers remains undetermined.

The Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils is an advisory and executive body of the organization for coordinating the interaction of member states in the field of ensuring their national security.

The CSTO includes Russia, the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Tajikistan.



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Trainings of Collective Forces

28.10.2019

The Collective Peacekeeping Forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization worked out the issues of occupying the zone of responsibility, separating the conflicting parties, creating demilitarized zones and humanitarian corridors.

On October 28, 2019, in the Republic of Tajikistan, at the Harb-Maidon training ground, the second final stage of the joint training “Indestructable Brotherhood-2019” was held. The training was attended by military contingents, police units of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, allocated to the CSTO Peacekeeping Forces, as well as the operational group of the CSTO Joint Staff, officials of the CSTO Secretariat, representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross. The training involved more than 3,500 military personnel and over 600 pieces of equipment, including aviation - the Su-24MR reconnaissance aircraft, Su-25SM aircraft, Mi-24 army helicopters, and Forpost and Orlan unmanned aerial vehicles.

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