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MOSCOW, September 16 (Itar-Tass) - The Russian Ministry of Defense will hold a meeting of its collegium in Moscow on Monday under the chairmanship of Defense Minister General Sergei Shoigu.
The Defense Ministry’s press service told Itar-Tass that “according to the agenda, it is planned to consider the progress of the implementation of the plans of activities of the RF Defense Ministry, of the RF Armed Forces’ branches and service arms for the period up to 2020, as well as issued of preparations for the Russia-Belarus joint strategic exercise Zapad 2013 (West 2013).”
“It is also planned to discuss the main approaches to the allowances to officers and soldiers serving under the contract and conscripts, the quantitative parameters of the positions and priorities for manning the RF Armed Forces’ combat strength from 2013 to 2017 and up to 2020,” the press service informed. In addition, it is planned to review the implementation by the Ministry of Defense of the federal programmes and the federal targeted investment programme, the ministry added.
Taking part in the collegiums meeting will be representatives of the bodies of state authority, the office of the RF Defense Ministry’s general inspectors, central military administration bodies, the commanders-in-chief of the Armed Forces’ branches, the commanders of the armed services and forces of military districts and fleets, members of the Public Council under the RF Ministry of Defence.