25 May 2023 14:23

CSTO defense ministers approve 2024 Armed Forces' training plan

MINSK. May 25 (Interfax) - The defense ministers of Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) signed a plan for their Armed Forces' training in 2024 at a meeting in Minsk on Thursday.

"The participants in the plenary session of the CSTO Council of Defense Ministers discussed and endorsed a plan for the joint training of command and control bodies, forces and means of the collective security system of the Collective Security Treaty Organization for 2024. Its core events will be joint command post and special exercises with the CSTO Collective Forces," the Belarusian Defense Ministry's press service said.

The Council of the Defense Ministers also adopted a decision on amending the plan for the joint training of forces of the CSTO collective security system in 2023.

"The defense ministers approved regulations on logistical stocks for the provision of the CSTO Collective Forces and guidelines for the interstate system of cataloguing items supplied to the Armed Forces of the organization's member states," it said.

The defense ministers also approved a list of joint exercises within the organization's collective security system for the period until 2030, which will be the core of annual planning. The parties "discussed challenges and threats to military security in the collective security regions and steps to update the crisis response system within the organization," the ministry said.

The Defense Ministers' Council also agreed to submit documents to the Collective Security Council to found a Together toward Peace medal, which will be presented to those who have contributed to the CSTO's peacekeeping efforts, it said.