MOSCOW, 23 January (BelTA) – Consultations to discuss a draft plan for the joint training of command bodies, units, and assets of the collective security system of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in 2021 took place in the CSTO Joint Headquarters on 21-23 January, BelTA has learned.
The consultations focused on discussing the proposals and remarks submitted by the defense ministries of the CSTO member states in response to the draft plan and on polishing the document's content. Measures to improve the readiness levels of the CSTO collective security system forces and assets were discussed. Dates, locations, and the composition of the command bodies and units to be involved, people responsible for organizing the planned training events in 2021 were reconciled.
The CSTO Joint Staff will forward the document for consideration of the CSTO Permanent Council, which will decide on forwarding the document to the CSTO member states for intrastate approval.
Representatives of the defense ministries of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan took part in the consultations. Representatives of the Secretariat and the CSTO Joint Staff, the Coordinating Service of the CIS Council of Border Guard Commanders also took part in the meeting.