MOSCOW, 1 June (BelTA) - Representatives of the national bodies of the CSTO member states authorized to interact with the CSTO Crisis Response Center held a meeting at the CSTO Joint Staff in Moscow on 30-31 May, spokesman for the headquarters Vladislav Shchegrikovich told BelTA.
“The participants of the meeting discussed ways to improve information interaction within the organization, increase the efficiency of information exchange between the CSTO Crisis Response Center, the national bodies of the CSTO member states, management bodies of other interested ministries, departments and organizations,” the spokesman said.
According to Head of the CSTO Crisis Response Center Major General Arsen Rakhmanov, the work to improve the system of information exchange is aimed at widening sources of information on the military and political situation and reducing the time of receiving and transmitting the information. To this end, interaction has been organized with the CIS Border Guard Commanders Council, a plan of main joint activities on the implementation of the protocol on cooperation has been approved, and information on the situation is regularly exchanged between the duty services of the CSTO Crisis Response Center and the Coordinating Service of the CIS Border Guard Commanders Council. Work is also underway to improve interaction with the CIS Anti-Terrorism Center.
The participants of the meeting visited the National Defense Management Center of the Russian Federation and the National Crisis Management Center of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations.
“The event was held to discuss topical issues and determine directions for further work to improve the system of interstate information interaction within the CSTO,” the spokesman added.
The meeting was hosted Colonel Emilbek Tukayev, Deputy Head of the CSTO Joint Staff. Attending the meeting were heads of the Central Command Headquarters of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Belarus, Operational Control Center of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Armenia, National Center and Defense Management of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan, Crisis Response Center of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan, National Defense Management Center of Russia, the Department of Operational Control Points of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Tajikistan. Representatives of the CIS Anti-Terrorism Center and Coordination Service of the Council of Commanders of CIS Border Troops, CSTO Secretariat and Russian military-industrial complex enterprises also took part in the event.