MOSCOW, April 02. /ITAR-TASS/. Foreign Ministers of member-states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will meet in Moscow on April 3 to discuss regional and global security, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said.
The meeting will be chaired by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and “focus on the situation in the CSTO responsibility zone and adjacent regions”, the ministry says.
“The ministers will also discuss measures to coordinate cooperation and implement the priorities of Russia’s presidency in the CSTO,” it says.
“The CSTO ministers are planning to approve a plan for holding consultations on foreign political cooperation, security and defense relations. The ministers will also approve several draft resolutions in different fields,” the ministry says.
The ministers will make a statement on Afghanistan ahead of the presidential elections.
The Russian ministry considers the meeting “an important step towards further development of CSTO cooperation”.
The CSTO is an intergovernmental military alliance including Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.