The 23rd meeting of the Military Committee on military cooperation development among the CSTO member states under the supervision of the Chairman of the Military Committee, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Army General Valery Gerasimov, took place today via videoconferencing.


From April 8 to 11, 2024, the XXI International Seminar-Meeting on Combined Martial Arts with the heads of combat and physical training of the security ministries and agencies of the CSTO member states took place at the Park Hotel "Horizon", Odintsovo District, Moscow Region.

The event was addressed by Gennady Troislit, the Deputy Head of the Organizational and Planning Department of the CSTO Secretariat, and Oleg Ufimtsev, the President of the Russian Federation of Combined Martial Arts.


On 10 April 2024, the 39th meeting of the Working Group on Afghanistan under the CSTO Ministerial Council was held with the participation of the Acting CSTO Deputy Secretary General Samat Ordabaev and the CSTO Deputy Secretary General Taalatbek Masadykov. The event was also attended by delegations of the Organization’s member states, the Secretariat of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly and representatives of the UN CTO, the UNRCCA, the CIS ATC, the Coordination Service of the CIS Council of Commanders of Border Troops, the SCO RATS and the ICRC.


On 8 April 2024, at the CSTO Secretariat, Imangali Tasmagambetov, the Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, held a working meeting with Roza Otunbayeva, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Afghanistan and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

The Chief of the CSTO Joint Staff participated in the events of the ХI International Exhibition of Armament and Military Equipment "MILEX-2023”

The Chief of the CSTO Joint Staff participated in the events of the ХI International Exhibition of Armament and Military Equipment "MILEX-2023” 18.05.2023

On May 17, in Minsk, Colonel General Anatoly Sidorov, Chief of the CSTO Joint Staff, on the invitation of Lieutenant General Viktor Khrenin, Minister of Defense of the Republic of Belarus, took part in the activities of the ХI International Exhibition of Armament and Military Equipment "MILEX-2023", organized by the State Military Industrial Committee, the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus, the Republican Unitary Enterprise "BelExpo" of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Belarus.

"MILEX-2023" is a traditional forum of companies-developers and manufacturers of military products, which traditionally offers a wide range of military and dual-purpose products, as well as various programs for modernization of armament and military equipment. The main goals of the exhibition are wide presentation of products of the Belarusian defense industry, acquaintance with new developments in high technologies, demonstration of possibilities of the enterprises that are engaged in modernization and repair of armament and provide services to the armed forces. Thematic sections of the exhibition present the whole range of technologies aimed at ensuring defense and security of the state.

Anatoly Sidorov noted that the ХI International Exhibition of Armament and Military Equipment "MILEX-2023" contributed to the further development of successful military and military-technical cooperation between representatives of defense-industrial complexes of the CSTO member states. At present, work is continuing within the CSTO in the area of military and technical cooperation to establish and improve the Organization's regulatory framework and to implement practical measures of long-term programs and plans to equip the CSTO Troops (Collective Forces) with modern weapons, military and special equipment and special means. The main efforts in this direction are focused on improving the equipment of the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces and the Collective Rapid Deployment Forces of the Central Asian region.

The Chief of the CSTO Joint Staff expressed his gratitude to the leadership of the defense ministry and the organizers of the forum for the opportunity to participate in the events, as well as for the high level of their implementation.

Photo: Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus

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