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CSTO defense ministers to meet in Astana to discuss security threats in Central Asia

Politics 18.05.2018 | 19:35
CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zainetdinov. An archive photo
CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zainetdinov. An archive photo

MOSCOW, 18 May (BelTA) – Challenges and threats to military security in Central Asia will be discussed at a session of the Defense Ministers Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Astana, Kazakhstan on 23 May, CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zainetdinov told BelTA.

Participants of the meeting will have to approve a plan for the joint training of command and control bodies as well as forces and assets of the CSTO collective security system in 2019. They will also have to approve a plan for consultations between representatives of the CSTO member states on matters of foreign policy, security, and defense in H2 2018 – H1 2019. An action plan to implement the concept for developing the system for jointly training military personnel for the CSTO armies for the period till 2020 will be adopted as well.

The CSTO defense ministers are expected to approve a draft resolution of the CSTO Collective Security Council on the action plan on developing the coordinated information policy for the benefit of the CSTO member states. The draft resolution has been prepared to implement joint practical measures meant to further develop the coordinated information policy for the benefit of the CSTO member states, form an effective information system for responding to negative information impacts in an adequate and timely manner.

There are more than ten items on the agenda of the CSTO Defense Ministers Council session.

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