MOSCOW, 8 April (BelTA) – A session of the Military Committee of the Collective Security Treaty Organization will take place on 14 April. The offline meeting will take place in the Russian Defense Ministry's congress and expo center Patriot Expo, BelTA has learned.
Members of the CSTO Military Committee will be informed about priority directions of the CSTO's work in the military sphere. The directions were suggested by Tajikistan, which presides over the organization in 2021. Plans have been made to discuss challenges and threats to military security in the Eastern European region, the Caucasus region, and the Central Asia region. Participants of the session will also discuss the joint training of command and control bodies and forces of the CSTO collective security system, the operation of the CSTO Crisis Response Center, and the creation of a joint unit for the radiation, chemical, biological defense and medical support.
The chief of the Combined Arms Academy of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation will present a report on the basic educational and instructional support organization for personnel training of the CSTO Peacekeeping Forces. A report will be presented on using the Krasnodar-based supreme military school named after Army General S.M. Shtemenko as the basic educational and instructional support organization for training information security specialists for the CSTO member states.
Chiefs of the general staffs of the armies of Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, the chief of the CSTO Joint Staff, a CSTO deputy secretary general are expected to participate in the session. The session will be chaired by Chairman of the CSTO Military Committee, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, Russian First Deputy Defense Minister Valery Gerasimov.