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YEREVAN, August 15. /TASS/. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu arrived on Monday in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia, where he will take part in a session of the CSTO security group’s Council of Defense Ministers, a ministry spokesman told reporters.
The spokesman, Igor Konashenkov, said the defense ministers of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan will on Tuesday discuss the development of the collective security system, as well as activity of the Collective Security Treaty Organization’s Joint Staff and military cooperation plans for the post-Soviet security bloc.
"On the result of the session, decisions will be taken on updating the activity of the Council of Defense Ministers, on the procedure of organizing secure communications and supplies for the armed forces of the CSTO member countries," Konashenkov said.
As part of the trip, Shoigu will have bilateral talks with his Armenian counterpart Seiran Oganesyan to discuss defense cooperation. They are also expected to sign an agreement on cooperation on assessing radiation, chemical and biological situation in the interests of the combined force of the two countries’ armies.
Shoigu arrived in Armenia from Azerbaijan, where he was on a short working visit on August 14-15.
The CSTO assembly groups Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.