Heads of CSTO member-states adopt document on directions of military cooperation until 2020
At a meeting in Moscow, leaders of the CSTO member states adopted a number of documents, including the Collective Security Treaty Organization's decision on what the main areas of the development of military cooperation between CSTO member states until 2020 will be", RIA Novosti reported.
The parties adopted a statement following the session of the CSTO Security Council.
They signed decisions titled "Joint Chief of CSTO Staff", "The Annual Report of the CSTO Secretary", "Uzbekistan's Membership in the CSTO", "Prediction of the Situation in Afghanistan in the Medium Term and Measures to Combat Threats Coming from the Territory of This Country".
The leaders of the CSTO member states also signed decisions to make changes and additions to the protocol for the staff of military contingents of the CSTO's Collective Rapid Reaction Forces.
The CSTO was established on the basis of the Collective Security Treaty, signed on May 15th, 1992 by CIS member-states. After Uzbekistan's withdrawal, six member states remained in the CSTO: Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.