The session of the Collective Security Council will be held via videoconferencing on December 2. The day before meetings of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs and the Council of Ministers of Defense of the CSTO will be held in the on-line format
On December 2, this year, the session of the Collective Security Council (CSC) of the Collective Security Treaty Organization will be held under the chairmanship of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
For the first time, the CSC will be held via videoconferencing, and the CSTO Crisis Response Center will also be involved. The event will be attended by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, the President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the Acting President of the Kyrgyz Republic Talant Mamytov, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon. The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas will also participate in the meeting.
The CSC members will discuss the state of international security and issues of further increasing the effectiveness of the CSTO, the implementation of the decisions of the session of the Collective Security Council and the statutory bodies of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in the intersessional period, as well as the development and strengthening of inter-parliamentary cooperation of the CSTO member states. It is planned that the Chairman of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly, the Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Volodin will provide information on this issue.
As already reported, the day before, on December 1, meetings of the Council of Foreign Ministers (chaired by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov) and the Council of Ministers of Defense (chaired by the Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu) will be held, which will also be held by videoconferencing. At the meetings of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs and the Council of Ministers of Defense, it is planned to discuss issues submitted to the session of the Collective Security Council, as well as issues on the development of interaction between the CSTO and the United Nations and the CSTO's participation in peacekeeping activities under the auspices of the UN, challenges and threats to military security in the regions of collective security.
In the course of the CSC session, it is planned to adopt the Declaration of the Collective Security Council and the Statement on the formation of a just and sustainable world order.
It is expected that decisions will be made by the CSTO CSC on the approval of the Plan for the Development of Military Cooperation between the Member States of the Collective Security Treaty Organization for 2021-2025, and the new Anti-Drug Strategy of the CSTO Member States for 2021-2025.
The agenda of the Collective Security Council includes draft decisions of the CSTO CSC concerning the material, technical and medical support of the Collective Forces, as well as additional measures to improve the training system for public authorities of the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. The CSC will consider the Organization's budget for 2021.
Taking into account the chairmanship of the Republic of Tajikistan in the CSTO in 2020-2021, it is expected that President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon will announce the priorities of the Republic of Tajikistan in the next intersessional period.
The CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zaynetdinov