ArmInfo.The priorities of the Russian chairmanship in the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) were aimed at solving urgent problems for the development of the CSTO, and improving cooperation. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated this on December 2 at the session of the CSTO Collective Security Council, which is being held via video-conference.
According to him, Yerevan expresses its gratitude to Moscow for the work done in this difficult period for all CSTO countries. The head of the Armenian government expressed gratitude to the Secretary General of the Organization Stanislav Zas and the entire CSTO secretariat for organizing today's meeting, and in general, for the work that has been done in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. He also greeted Kyrgyz President Talant Mamytov, who for the first time takes part in a meeting of the heads of state of the CSTO.
To note, today, December 2, a session of the Collective Security Council (CSC) of the Collective Security Treaty Organization began via videoconference. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev acting President of Kyrgyzstan Talant Mamytov, President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon attend the event. The meeting is also attended by CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas. Members of the CSC will discuss the state of international security and issues of further increasing the effectiveness of the CSTO, the implementation of the decisions of the session of the Collective Security Council and the statutory bodies of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in the intersessional period, as well as the development and strengthening of inter-parliamentary cooperation of the CSTO states.
During the session, it is planned to adopt a declaration of the Collective Security Council and a statement on the formation of a just and sustainable world order. It is expected that decisions will be made by the CSC CSTO on the approval of the plan for the development of military cooperation among the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization for 2021-2025 and a new anti-drug strategy of the CSTO states for 2021-2025. The agenda of the Collective Security Council includes draft decisions of the CSC CSTO concerning the material, technical and medical support of the Collective Forces, as well as additional measures to improve the training system for state authorities of the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. CSC will consider the organization's budget for 2021.