Defense ministers of CSTO member states to meet with Armenian President
Defense ministers of the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) member states will have a meeting with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, BelTA learnt from the CSTO press service.
"A session of the Council of Defense Ministers of the CSTO member states has finished in Yerevan and the ministers are going to meet with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan," the press service noted.
During the session in Yerevan, the defense ministers of the CSTO member states discussed the plan of coalitional military construction of the Collective Security Treaty Organization for the period till 2010 and also the issues concerning the operational and combat training of CSTO’s forces and facilities. The ministers also considered the draft resolution on development, financing and implementation of the CSTO special interstate programmes, the avenues of organization’s activity in H2 2008 and H1 2009. The defense ministers of the CSTO member states also discussed the issue regarding the conflict in South Ossetia.
In line with the established order, Armenia has chaired the Council of Defense Ministers of the CSTO member states.
On August 22, the defense ministers of the CSTO member states are expected to take part in the 4th round of the joint command post exercise Rubezh 2008 which will be held in Armenia.
[Source: Belarusian Telegraph Agency, Armenia, 21Aug08]
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