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20 October 2021, 16:36

Belarus, Russia look to expand military cooperation

MINSK, 20 October (BelTA) - The defense ministries of Belarus and Russia held a session of the joint collegium in Moscow on 20 October, BelTA learned from the Defense Ministry.

“The decisions adopted at today's meeting are aimed at advancing cooperation between the defense ministries of Belarus and Russia and will contribute to bolstering military security of the Union State. Priority will be given to the regional grouping of troops of the Armed Forces of Belarus and Russia, as well as joint military systems,” the ministry said.

Operational and combat training will remain an important area of bilateral cooperation. The largest event will be a joint exercise Union Shield which is due to take place in 2023.

In order to develop cooperation in state aviation safety, the defense ministries will prepare proposals to improve procedures for exchanging information about risk factors to aircraft. The parties will continue cooperation in radiation, chemical and biological protection, electronic warfare, and also topo-geodetic and navigational support.

The parties reviewed the work done since 2018 to improve military infrastructure facilities planned for joint use to support the regional grouping of troops.

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