The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas had a meeting with the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nurlan Yermekbayev in Nur-Sultan

The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas had a meeting with the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nurlan Yermekbayev in Nur-Sultan 09.03.2021

On March 9, this year, in Nur-Sultan, the Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Stanislav Zas had a meeting with the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Lieutenant General Nurlan Yermekbayev.

In the course of the conversation, the CSTO Secretary General and the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan discussed the activities of joint operational and combat training planned in 2021, as well as the Plan for equipping the CSTO CRRF.

In the course of the meeting, the parties paid special attention to enhance the training of the CSTO Peacekeeping Forces and equipping them with modern weapons, military and special equipment, special means, taking into account the possible involvement of the CSTO Peacekeeping Forces in the UN peacekeeping operations through the "coordinating state", which is one of the CSTO member states. Thus, the CSTO Peacekeeping Forces includes a Russian medical detachment, which in the future is supposed to be made a combined unit, supplementing its composition with representatives (specialists) of the CSTO member states.

They also discussed the implementation of the initiative of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, expressed in the course of the December 2020 session of the CSTO CSC on the establishment within the framework of the Organization of a new institution - the Special Representative of the CSTO Secretary General for peacekeeping.

The Minister of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the CSTO Secretary General have discussed the issues included in the agenda of the upcoming April meeting of the CSTO Council of Defense Ministers and the trainings of the Collective Forces scheduled for the current year. In particular, on the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan, it is expected to conduct a joint training with the CSTO CRRF "Interaction-2021", a special training with reconnaissance assets “Poisk-2021" and trainings with the assets of the Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics units of the CSTO Troops (Collective Forces) "Echelon- 2021". On the territory of the Russian Federation, a training with the CSTO Peacekeeping Forces "Indestructible Brotherhood-2021" and an operational training with the Command of the Collective Rapid Deployment Forces of the Central Asian region will take place.

In the course of the meeting, the draft Plan for joint training of command and control bodies and formations of the assets of the CSTO collective security system for 2022 was being discussed.

After the meeting, Stanislav Zas made an entry in the Distinguished visitors’ book of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan, got acquainted with the Monument to soldiers killed in action and visited the National Military-Patriotic Center of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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