MOSCOW, November 10. /TASS/. A regular meeting of the Military Committee of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will be held during the first half of 2023 in Belarus, the CSTO press service reported on Thursday.
"The next meeting of the Military Committee is planned to be held in the first half of 2023 in the Republic of Belarus," the press service said.
It also pointed out that this past Thursday's 21st meeting of the Military Committee on the development of military cooperation of the CSTO tackled the challenges and threats to military security in the regions of the organization’s collective security, as well as measures to counter them. In addition, the participants considered the issue of development of the CSTO’s peacekeeping potential, including its involvement in UN peacekeeping activities. "Integration of the organization's peacekeeping potential into UN peacekeeping activities is one of the most important tasks fixed in the CSTO Collective Security Strategy until 2025," the press service added. Colonel General Anatoly Sidorov, chief of the CSTO Joint Staff, made a corresponding report at the event via video conference.
"Based on the results of the discussion, the CSTO Joint Staff has been tasked to form, together with defense agencies of CSTO member states, a list of training ranges and centers allocated by CSTO member states to ensure the formation, training and harmonization of the CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces. The organization was also tasked, together with the Order of Zhukov Combined Arms Academy of the Russian armed forces, which is the basic training and methodological ground for training personnel of CSTO peacekeeping forces, to develop documents on the conditions and order of admission of military observers, officers of UN headquarters and officers assigned to the joint command of the CSTO collective peacekeeping forces to the course," the report said.
In addition, information on improving the organization and provision of international flights of military aviation of CSTO member states was discussed at the meeting. The Military Committee ordered the preparation of proposals "to amend the relevant agreements on international flights."