The presidents of seven countries members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will gather for a working summit in the Kremlin on Tuesday. It will tackle 34 practical issues of how to improve the Organization's work, Itar-Tass reported.
Russian president's aide Sergei Prikhodko told Itar-Tass that those topics were neither crucial nor urgent. They regulate logistics and staff issues and reflect the CSTO's stance on some international issues, such as counteraction to the challenges and threats coming from Afghanistan.
The summit's decisions are supposed to improve the Organization's activity and strengthen its role as of one of the key mechanisms that guarantee security in the Eurasian region.
The CSTO comprises Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, Armenia. The leaders of all these countries are planning to come to Moscow. At this summit, Kazakhstan will take over the CSTO's presidency from Belarus. Kazakhstan will present his vision of priorities in the organization's activity in 2012.
Next year will be a jubilee year for the CSTO: the 20th anniversary of signing the Collective Security Treaty and the 10th anniversary of the foundation of the Collective Security Treaty Organization will be marked in May.
The presidents of the CSTO member countries are planning to adopt a statement on this occasion.