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14 January 2021, 17:13

CSTO intends to strengthen cooperation with CIS, SCO

MOSCOW, 14 January (BelTA) – The Permanent Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) discussed measures to strengthen cooperation with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) at its first meeting of 2021, CSTO spokesman Vladimir Zainetdinov told BelTA.

"The Permanent Council considered and finalized the draft resolution of the CSTO Collective Security Council on measures to strengthen cooperation with the CIS and the SCO. Work on the document will continue at the next meetings of the council," the spokesman said.

The meeting reviewed a CSTO statement on efforts to stabilize the situation in the Middle East and North Africa. The document shall be sent to the foreign ministers of the CSTO member states for consideration.

“The council considered a number of important political statements by CSTO member states on the coordination of efforts in the fight against terrorism using new and emerging technologies, the prohibition of the development and production of new weapons of mass destruction and new systems of such weapons, and on ensuring the comprehensive stability of the world,” Vladimir Zainetdinov.

The event was held via a video link and was chaired by Tajikistan's Permanent Representative Hasan Sultonov. The meeting was attended by CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas.

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