The ХVIII meeting of the CSTO Interstate Commission on Military-Economic Cooperation was held via videoconferencing on November 27, 2020
The meeting, which was held for the first time via videoconferencing using the capabilities of the CSTO Crisis Response Center, was chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Interstate Commission on Military-Economic Cooperation Yuri Borisov with the participation of all heads of the national parts of the Commission. The CSTO Deputy Secretary General Valery Semerikov took part in the meeting of the Commission.
The meeting participants considered the results of the activities of the Commission on the Implementation of the Decisions of the ХVII Interstate Commission on Military-Economic Cooperation meeting, which took place in Yerevan (Republic of Armenia) in September last year. Following the discussion of the Agenda issues, decisions were made on the further development of multilateral engagement in the field of military-economic cooperation within the CSTO.
In particular, these decisions reflected the issues of organizing and conducting joint research and development work on the development and modernization of military products, the implementation of joint measures in the field of diversification of products of national enterprises and organizations of defense-industrial (military-industrial) complexes of the CSTO member states.
The Commission approved new candidates for the heads and composition of the coordination councils and working groups operating under the Commission, including the Chairman of the Business Council and his First Deputy. Alexander Nozdrachev was unanimously approved as the Chairman of the Business Council for the next three-year term.
The members of the Commission also approved Work Plan for 2021 of the Interstate Commission on Military-Economic Cooperation. It was decided to hold the next meeting of the Commission in the Republic of Belarus in September 2021.