The Collective Security Treaty Organization - CSTO - has been operating for 18 years. The Collective Security Treaty itself was signed in Tashkent on May 15, 1992. The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas, who took office earlier this year, told in his first interview to the media whether there was a threat of a military conflict between the CSTO and NATO, what achievements of the organization and prospects for its expansion were, as well as how the bloc is fought against the coronavirus pandemic and whether the military-political situation in the world would change after the end of the epidemic.
On May 15, 1992, the heads of state of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan signed a Collective Security Treaty in Tashkent. This Treaty laid the foundation for the creation of a collective security system in the Eurasian space in the post-Soviet period and became the main document, on the basis of which 10 years later the CSTO was created.
The 17th meeting of the CSTO Interstate Commission on Military-Economic Cooperation will be held in Yerevan, in which the Acting Secretary General of the Organization Valery Semerikov will take part
September 12 this year in Yerevan, the 17th session of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation (ICWEC) of the Collective Security Treaty Organization will begin.
The meeting of the Commission will be chaired by Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the ICWEC Borisov Yuri Ivanovich.
The Acting Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Valery Semerikov will take part in the work of the Commission.12 сентября с.г. в Ереване ХVII начнется заседание Межгосударственной комиссии по военно-экономическому сотрудничеству (МКВЭС)Организации Договора о коллективной безопасности.
The meeting participants will have to consider a wide range of issues on the implementation of decisions adopted by the ICWEC at a meeting in September last year in Almaty (Republic of Kazakhstan), as well as regarding the implementation of the measures of the Military-Economic Cooperation Program of the CSTO member states adopted in May 2016.
The implementation of measures in the field of standardization of weapons and military equipment within the framework of the CSTO, the creation of a cataloging system for the supplies of the armed forces of the member states of the Organization, improving the quality of jointly developed and manufactured military products, mutual protection of intellectual property rights obtained and used in the course of military-economic cooperation of the CSTO member states also were discussed.
Based on the results of the upcoming discussion, it is planned to determine the tasks of the Commission for the coming year.
On the eve of the plenary meeting of the Commission, a meeting of the Working Group on issues of military-economic cooperation under the Chair of the ICWEC will be held in Yerevan on September 10 and 11 with the participation of experts from the CSTO member states to complete the coordination and preparation of documents submitted for consideration by the Commission.
The CSTO Interstate Commission on Military-Economic Cooperation was created by the Decision of the CSTO Collective Security Council of June 23, 2005.
One of the main functions of the Commission is to develop recommendations and make decisions aimed at ensuring multilateral military-economic (technical) cooperation in priority areas of cooperation. Among them are the development and implementation of long-term programs of military-economic (technical) cooperation, the preservation of specialization and cooperation in the production of military products, the creation of joint ventures (organizations) for the development, production, modernization, repair and disposal of military products, as well as joint research and development work on the development and modernization of military products, etc.