Consultations were held on international flights of the armed forces of the CSTO member States06.04.2022
On April 5-6 in Moscow, on the basis of the CSTO Joint Staff, representatives of the concerned ministries and departments of the CSTO member States held consultations on the issue "On organization and conducting of flights (overflights) in the airspace of CSTO member States and international flights of aviation of the armed forces of CSTO member States".
Representatives of the concerned ministries and departments in the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic (via video conferencing), the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan as well as the CSTO Joint Staff and the CSTO Secretariat participated in the consultations which were conducted under the general supervision of the Head of the CSTO Troops (Collective Forces) Military Planning Directorate Lieutenant General Anatoly Yakovlev.
Speaking to the participants of the event, Lieutenant General Anatoly Yakovlev noted that the January events in the Republic of Kazakhstan showed the urgency and importance of a rapid solution to international flights related to air transport of military contingents, weapons and military equipment, to ensure an immediate response to the current crisis situation.
In the course of the consultations, common approaches to improving the organization and provision of international flights of the armed forces of the CSTO member States, interagency and interstate coordination of permits for international transit flights related to the transportation of weapons, military equipment and military property were discussed.
In order to improve the CSTO regulatory legal framework, it was deemed advisable to propose a number of amendments to the Agreement on the Status of Formations of the CSTO Collective Security System on 10 December 2010 and to the Agreement on Cooperation of the CSTO Member States in Transportation of Military and Other Formations, Their Movable Property and Military Goods on 15 September 2015. They have discussed the implementation of the norms of the agreements adopted in the format of the Organization into the national legislation of the CSTO member States.