MOSCOW, 13 July (BelTA) – Representatives of the basic learning and teaching organizations in charge of training military personnel of the Collective Security Treaty Organization member states and the CSTO's basic scientific research organizations in the area of studying military cooperation gathered at premises of the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in Moscow on 12-13 July for a training methods muster, BelTA has learned.
Chief of the CSTO Joint Staff, Colonel-General Anatoly Sidorov noted that the joint training of military personnel and specialists for the CSTO armies is a priority avenue for advancing military cooperation in the Collective Security Treaty Organization. In his words, the military personnel training system is designed to ensure a high level of training of military personnel that meets modern requirements.
Joint training is organized in four CSTO member states: Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, and Russia. About 2,600 military personnel from the CSTO member states are trained in over 750 specializations in 58 military education institutions within the framework of the joint training system. A total of about 20,000 military personnel have been trained in these institutions for the Collective Security Treaty Organization.
Participants of the training methods muster discussed a broad range of matters concerning the improvement of the CSTO joint military personnel training system. Opinions were exchanged about the experience of organizing training in joint groups using unified curricula for the units belonging to the Collective Security Treaty Organization collective security system. Unified approaches to improving the joint military personnel training system and scientific research activities were worked out.
Representatives of the military education oversight bodies of the defense ministries of the CSTO member states, the CSTO Joint Staff, the CSTO Secretariat, top officials of the basic learning and teaching organizations and scientific research organizations, other military education institutions took part in the meeting.