Military contingents and formations of special forces will fulfill combat training tasks in order to strengthen the covering state border troops, conduct a special operation to block a section of the border of a CSTO member state, defeat and eliminate illegal armed groups and conduct and intelligence with the integrated use of various ground and air-based weapons.
It is planned to work out the issues of training and use of intelligence forces and means in the joint operation of the Collective Rapid Reaction Forces (CRRF) of the CSTO, practical actions of intelligence forces and means in the interests of localizing the border armed conflict in the East European CSTO Collective Security  Region.
Questions were discussed on expanding the CSTO's cooperation with international organizations in order to use the potential in providing assistance in case of emergency.
The meeting is attended by CCES leaders and members and the CSTO Acting Secretary General Valery Semerikov, as well as representatives of international and non-governmental organizations.

OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger will visit the CSTO Secretariat and take part in the meeting of the Permanent Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization

22.04.2019 April 25th of this year CSTO Acting Secretary General Valery Semerikov will meet with Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Thomas Greming, who is on a visit to the Russian Federation.

During the visit, T.Greminger will visit the Secretariat of the Collective Security Treaty Organization by agreement of the parties. The participation of Thomas Greming in the meeting of the CSTO Permanent Council is envisaged. The CSTO Acting Secretary General V. Semerikov will have a talk with him, during which the sides will exchange views on a wide range of issues of mutual interest, discuss issues of bilateral cooperation, interaction of organizations in countering contemporary challenges and threats.

CSTO relations with the OSCE have been steadily developing in recent decades. T.Greminger, who has held the post of OSCE Secretary General since July 2017, will visit the CSTO Secretariat in this capacity for the third time. Regular contacts between the two organizations at various levels contribute to the improvement of mutual understanding and the development of a constructive dialogue in the interests of de-escalating tensions, strengthening security and stability in Europe.

Media representatives are invited to cover the event. Media accreditation before 4 pm on April 24, 2019 by e-mail odkb-pressa@gov.ru

CSTO press secretary Vladimir Zainetdinov

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