On March 28, 2023, a meeting of the International Headquarters of the CSTO regional operation "Illegal" was held under the chairmanship of the Secretary of the Coordination Council of the Heads of the Competent Authorities of the CSTO Member States on Combating Illegal Migration, Lieutenant General of Police Valentina Kazakova, Head of the Main Department of the Interior Ministry of Russia.

In the period from 27 to 30 March 2023, at the Management Academy of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, the training on management of units included in the formations of special forces of the CSTO CRRF in carrying out special operations is held for representatives of the senior staff of law enforcement agencies and special services of the CSTO member states.


The Agreement on jurisdiction and legal assistance in cases of temporary stay of formations of the collective security system on the territories of the Collective Security Treaty Organization member states entered into force and was signed by the members of the CSTO Collective Security Council in Dushanbe on September 16, 2021.

The ХХ meeting of the Interstate Commission on Military-Economic Cooperation


The event was held in Moscow as part of the business program of the International Exhibition of Means of State Security "INTERPOLITECH-2022”.

The CSTO Deputy Secretary General Valery Semerikov took part in the meeting.

The meeting participants considered the results of the activities of the Commission to implement the decisions of the ХIХ meeting of the ICMEC, held in September last year in Minsk, as well as the results of the current decisions of the Organization, including the CSTO Collective Security Council, on the development of military-economic cooperation between the member states of the Organization.

As a result of the exchange of views by members of the Commission, a number of important decisions were taken on the further development of military and economic cooperation within the CSTO format.

In particular, the draft Agreement on the Standardization of Armaments and Military Equipment within the CSTO was finalized and agreed upon, taking into account the comments and proposals made by the Organization's member states in the course of its internal negotiation.

The Commission has reviewed and approved a set of draft methodological documents on the creation of an interstate system for cataloguing supplies for the armed forces of CSTO member states. Their subsequent approval by decision of the CSTO Council of Defense Ministers will make it possible for participants in military and economic cooperation to use these documents in the process of developing and maintaining the interstate catalog of supplies for the armed forces of CSTO member states.

The Commission has approved the List of international exhibitions to be held in 2023 - 2024, which can be the exposition of military, dual and special purpose products and technologies of the CSTO member states.

In addition, the Commission approved its Work Plan for 2023.

It was decided to hold the next XXI meeting of the ICMEC in April 2023 in the Republic of Tajikistan.

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