“It is planned to discuss the promotion of military cooperation and effective countering of traditional and emerging challenges and threats, including those emanating from the territory of Afghanistan. Special attention will be paid to biosecurity issues,” the event’s organizational documents stated.
The CSTO leaders are scheduled to sign several documents, including a declaration of the organization’s 20-year-old Collective Security Council, as its treaty of concretization reaches its 30th anniversary.
The CSTO consists of a group of former Soviet countries (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan), whose leaders are expected to attend the meeting in Moscow today.
The treaty, signed in Tashkent on May 15, 1992, contributed to the processes of stabilization and development of the Armed Forces in these nations of the former Soviet Union.
A decade later it gave rise to the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). Uzbekistan was part of the Collective Security Treaty from 1992 to 1999 and from 2006 to 2012, Sputnik news agency recalled.
The day before, the Russian Foreign Ministry meant that the CSTO achieved a lot in a relatively short period by historical standards.