CSTO to receive RF weapons at internal prices

Other News Materials 7 October 2007 10:00

( Itar-Tass ) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said member-countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) would receive Russian armaments and special hardware at internal prices.

President Putin told journalists on Saturday, "Serious concrete results have been achieved with the CSTO. They are mainly related to military-technical supplies. We coordinated and approved a list of all documents under which CSTO members would receive Russian armaments and special hardware for their Armed Forces and their special services at internal prices."

On September 25, CSTO General Secretary Nikolai Bordyuzha told President Vladimir Putin that a set of documents concerning military-technical cooperation and some other spheres would be presented at the CSTO summit in Dushanbe.

"We will present seven agreements to the presidents. They will concern the peacekeeping potential, the protection of intellectual property in the joint design, manufacturing and maintenance of military hardware, preferential terms of the supplies of specialized equipment for law enforcers, and exhibitions," Bordyuzha said.

"We are ready to present two protocols concerning the urgent assistance to countries that experience an aggression, and the mechanism of joint response to emergencies," he said.

In his words, the organisation is successfully containing drug trafficking and illegal migration.

"The organisation should eventually transform from a military-political entity into a multifunctional one, which would handle security problems," Bordyuzha said.

He welcomed the restored membership of Uzbekistan in the organisation.