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CSTO leaders sign package of documents at Minsk summit

MINSK ( BelTA) – The leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization countries have signed a package of documents as a result of the summit in Minsk, BelTA has learned.

A total of 15 documents were submitted for signing. “All the matters were discussed and approved during sessions of CSTO charter bodies and are ready for signing,” CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov said during the plenary session.

The CSTO Collective Security Council signed a declaration, which is designed to emphasize fundamental principles of the organization's operation. The document expresses the organization's stance on topical international security problems.

A decision on measures to develop the Collective Security Treaty Organization's crisis response system was made. A new revision was adopted of the regulation on the procedure for making and implementing collective decisions on using forces and assets of the CSTO collective security system.

The CSTO Collective Security Council also approved a regulation on the joint press center of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

Decisions on a number of personnel matters were signed. Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov of Russia was appointed Chief of the CSTO Joint Staff. A decision was made on distributing quota-based jobs in the organization for the next three-year period.