The CSTO Collective Security Council session and a joint meeting of the CFMA, CMD, CSTO CSSC will be held in Bishkek on November 27-2822.11.2019
The Agenda includes discussion of problems of international and regional security, issues of strengthening the Tajik-Afghan border, interaction with the UN on the implementation of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and coordination of the foreign policy activities of the CSTO member states, development of the Organization’s military potential and improvement of mechanisms to counter challenges and threats, including in the field of information security, as well as events to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
On November 28, this year, a session of the Collective Security Council (CSC) of the Collective Security Treaty Organization will be held in Bishkek under the chairmanship of the President of Kyrgyzstan. CSC will be held as part of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Jeenbekov, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon.
A number of issues, in particular, discussion of the problems of international and regional security and the situation in the CSTO area of responsibility, members of the Collective Security Council will discuss in a restricted attendance. The plenary meeting of the CSC will be attended by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, the Ministers of Defense and the secretaries of the Security Councils of the CSTO member states.
For the previous day, November 27, a joint meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers, the Council of Ministers of Defense and the Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils of the Organization is planned, during which it is expected to discuss about 20 issues, most of which are submitted to the session of the Collective Security Council.
During the session, it is planned to adopt the Statement of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization on improving interaction and cooperation to strengthen international and regional security. The CSTO Acting Secretary General Valery Semerikov will inform about the implementation of the decisions of the session of the Collective Security Council and the statutory bodies of the Collective Security Treaty Organization during the intersessional period.
It is expected that the Collective Action Plan of the CSTO Member States for the implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy for 2019-2021 will be signed, providing for close cooperation in improving the entire system to counter terrorist challenges and threats. It was developed on the basis of the CSTO's fundamental position on the formation of a broad international anti-terrorist coalition. The document was agreed at the May meetings of the CFMA, CMD, CSTO CSSC in Bishkek and is submitted for consideration by the CSC.
The agenda of the Collective Security Council includes the draft Decision of the CSTO CSC, on the List of additional measures aimed at reducing tension in the Tajik-Afghan border.
It is also planned to adopt decisions of the Collective Security Council regarding changes to the CSTO regulatory legal acts, the Regulation on the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, as well as the Rules of Procedure of the CSTO bodies. Issues of further improvement of the military component of the Organization will be submitted for consideration, in particular, the draft Regulation on the procedure for the preparation and conduct of joint trainings in the CSTO format.
The draft Decision of the CSTO Collective Security Council will be considered and submitted for signing, which provides for amendments to the Regulation on the permanent operation of the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization to Combat Crimes in the Field of Information Technologies (Operation PROXY).
At a meeting of the CSTO Collective Security Council, it is planned to approve an Action Plan to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. CSC will also review the Organization's budget for 2020.
Given the chairmanship of the Russian Federation in the CSTO in 2019-2020 Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to announce Russia's priorities in the next intersessional period.
In total, the agenda of the meeting of the CSTO Collective Security Council includes 17 issues.
The CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zaynetdinov