MOSCOW (Combined Sources)–Heads of states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will be meeting in Moscow on June 23 to discuss priority trends–international security and security cooperation with other international organizations–and the abilities of the CSTO to rapidly react to new challenges and threats.
The CSTO includes Armenia–Belarus–Kazakhstan–Kyrgyzstan–Russia and Tajikistan. The heads of member countries–including Armenian President Robert Kocharian will also hold a plenary session with the foreign and defense ministers and the state secretaries of the security councils.
The session will draft and sign a number of documen’s establishing the legal basis political and military cooperation between member countries.
Also on the agenda is the adoption of the document–"Collective Rapid Deployment Forces of the Central Asian Region," which would create mechanisms to coordinate CSTO activities in countering new challenges and threats.