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CSTO interstate military-economic cooperation commission to meet in Yerevan

October 03, 2013, 7:03 UTC+3

The meeting participants will consider the progress of implementing the decisions of the September CSTO summit in Sochi

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YEREVAN, October 3 (Itar-Tass) - Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) Nikolai Bordyuzha on Thursday will speak at a regular, 11th meeting of the Interstate Military-Economic Cooperation Commission.

The meeting participants will consider the progress of implementing the decisions of the September CSTO summit in Sochi on the provision of military-technical assistance to Tajikistani border troops to strengthen the border with Afghanistan, the organisation’s secretariat said.

The meeting participants will consider a draft list of companies and organisations the specialisation of which should be maintained in the interests of the CSTO military-economic cooperation.

The Commission will continue the work to coordinate a draft program of CSTO countries’ military and economic cooperation for the period up to 2015 and beyond.

The meeting will consider measures to further improve and simplify the mechanism of delivery of military products under the terms of the agreement on the basic principles of military- technical cooperation of CSTO states.

The agenda also includes the discussion of the draft regulations on the Interstate Centre of cataloguing of articles of supply of the CSTO states’ Armed Forces and issues of the activity of the Business Council under the Interstate Commission.

The CSTO secretariat stressed “the importance of strengthening international cooperation in the military-economic sphere as a tool of high-technology development of enterprises of the military-industrial complex of the organisation’s member states.” “Major attention is paid to the standardisation of defence products and its role in ensuring competitiveness of the CSTO defence industry, the interstate system of cataloguing of the Armed Forces supplies in the CSTO format and stepping up the dynamics of the practical work of the Business Council under the Interstate Commission,” the organisation’s headquarters said.

A new chairman of the Interstate Commission will be elected at the meeting, because the three-year term of office of its current head - Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Igor Karavayev, has expired.

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