For the first time, a meeting was held at the Joint Staff of the Collective Security Treaty Organization with representatives of the defense authorities of the Organization's member states authorized to interact with the CSTO Crisis Response Center
On March 2–4, for the first time, a gathering was held at the CSTO Joint Staff with representatives of the defense authorities of the Organization’s member states authorized to interact with the CSTO Crisis Response Center.
The event was held under the overall leadership of the Deputy Head of the CSTO Joint Staff, Major General Sergey Kuprik. It was attended by delegations of the defense departments of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, as well as representatives of the Joint Staff and the CSTO Secretariat.
During the event, topical issues of the organization of the interaction of the Crisis Response Center with the national authorities of the Organization's member states in everyday activities and in the event of crisis situations were considered. The directions of development of the communication system to expand the capabilities of the information interaction system, as well as information protection requirements, were discussed.
During the event in the mode of video conferencing, a joint training was held with the duty shifts of the Crisis Response Center of the Collective Security Treaty Organization and the national authorities of the member states of the Organization for resolving the crisis. The order of actions of officials of the CSTO Crisis Response Center for preparing proposals to the statutory bodies of the Organization has been worked out.
The participants also visited the National Center for Defense Management of the Russian Federation, where they got acquainted with the experience of organizing interaction between the NCDM of the Russian Federation and the federal executive bodies of Russia and the regional command centers of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
Commenting on the outcome of the event, Major General Sergey Kuprik noted that the format of the meeting with the participation of the heads of national government bodies responsible for information exchange within the CSTO was supported by all the chiefs of general staffs of the CSTO member states.
“The gathering held for the first time indicates that the format of such meetings is an excellent opportunity to discuss pressing issues and determine directions for further work on developing a system of interstate information interaction within the CSTO,” he said.
The deputy chief of the CSTO Joint Staff also noted that the event allowed to discuss the training of the CSTO CRC with the national authorities of two or more member states at the same time, as well as the training of officials of the CSTO CRC and national authorities of the CSTO member states at the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Russian Federation on a unified training program.
“The national authorities in the member states of the Organization authorized to interact with the CSTO Crisis Response Center are the defense departments,” said Sergey Kuprik, “but we agreed to hold such events in the future with the participation of representatives and other interested ministries and departments of the CSTO member states ". The Deputy Head of the CSTO Joint Staff also noted that it is planned to hold annual meetings of officials of the Crisis Response Center of the Collective Security Treaty Organization and national bodies of the Organization's member states on organizing information interaction.