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22 April 2021, 18:38

CSTO to hold international forum on collective security issues

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MOSCOW, 22 April (BelTA) – The member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) intend to hold the Interpolitekh forum to discuss collective security issues. This matter was in focus of a session of the working group on military-economic cooperation under the auspices of the CSTO Interstate Commission on Military-Economic Cooperation that took place at the CSTO Joint Headquarters on 20-22 April, CSTO Spokesman Vladimir Zainetdinov told BelTA.

“The participants of the meeting backed the idea to organize a congress and exhibition of the CSTO – the Interpolitekh international forum – to discuss collective security issues,” Vladimir Zainetdinov said.

According to him, the forum will have a busy agenda that will include a scientific program, a business program, exhibitions, presentations, competitions, cultural and sports events. “The forum might feature international conferences on international security, events organized by coordination councils and working groups of the CSTO bodies, national expositions and individual stands of defense enterprises of the CSTO member states and third countries as well as cultural and sports events,” Vladimir Zainetdinov noted.

“The members of the working group discussed the status of implementation of decisions of the 18th session of the Interstate Commission on Military-Economic Cooperation that took place in November 2020. They also considered several important issues that will be added to the draft agenda of the 19th session of the commission due in Belarus in September. The majority of the items on the agenda were finalized,” the spokesman added.

For example, the working group approved several draft decisions of the Interstate Commission on Military-Economic Cooperation regarding mutual protection of intellectual property rights obtained and used in military-economic cooperation in the CSTO and in the field of standardization of armaments and military equipment.

“The participants of the session reviewed and supported the draft technical and economic rationale of the joint R&D activities to develop a set of automation devices for cataloguing military products drawn up by the Russian Ministry of Defense,” Vladimir Zainetdinov added.

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