Putin: Cooperation in CSTO helps to rally states

Russia and other countries of the Collective Security Treaty (CSTO) organization do not accept terrorism in any of its manifestations and in any regions of the world. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at the CSTO collective security council in Minsk.

“Cooperation on the line of special services and law enforcement agencies was consistently strengthened. In particular, the operation of the UTO” Mercenary “was continued to suppress the recruitment and overlap of the channels of the citizens of our countries to participate in the activities of international terrorist groups,” said the president

According to him, together with other CSTO countries, a set of measures to combat extremism, transnational crime, illegal migration and drug trafficking was implemented.

“Earned CSTO Coordination Council for Biological Security. In the focus of its attention, its attention is the issues of preventing threats related to the development and use of biological weapons, providing radiation, chemical and medical protection,” noted the President of the Russian Federation.

At the same time, Putin noted that military -technical cooperation between the organization members is expanding. “The interstate commission for the military -economic cooperation of the CSTO created at the initiative of Russia is actively involved in this,” said the president

In addition, the President of the Russian Federation indicated “the joint efforts to improve the collective forces of quick deployment and operational response, aviation and peacekeeping forces of the CSTO.” “A number of measures were carried out to maintain combat readiness, improve the management system and increase the training of military personnel. Among them are the maneuvers” Interaction “,” Search “and” Echelon “in Belarus, as well as the peacekeeping exercises” Inexhaustible Brotherhood “in Kyrgyzstan, -he remembered.

According to the Russian leader, joint activities within the CSTO contribute to the rallying of states and peoples, preserving the memory of the common history and achievements.

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of Kazakhstan Kasym-Zhomart Tokaev, President of Kyrgyzstan, Sadyr Zadar Zadarov, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmon and general secretary of the Collective Security Organization Imangali Tasmagambetov, also participated in the summit.

After negotiations in the narrow composition, a plenary meeting of the CSTO collective security council took place.

following the results of the summit, a package of documents was signed.

The session discussed key issues of the interaction of CSTO members, including further improvement of the collective security system, as well as urgent international and regional problems.