MOSCOW, 15 September (BelTA) – Foreign ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member states announced plans to coordinate joint efforts to enhance information security. This decision was formalized in the document signed at a joint meeting of the Foreign Ministers Council, the Defense Ministers Council, and the Committee of Security Council Secretaries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization that took place in Dushanbe on 15 September, CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas said following the meeting, CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zainetdinov told BelTA.
“The foreign ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization signed a statement on coordination of joint efforts in the field of information security, including joint response to the use of information and communication technology for terrorist and other criminal purposes. The statement emphasizes that the cross-border nature of modern challenges and threats in the field of ICT prompts the countries to strengthen coordination of measures to combat the use of ICT for terrorist and other criminal purposes. In this regard, the CSTO member states deem it necessary to intensify cooperation,” the CSTO secretary general said.