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Vladimir Putin will take part in a Collective Security Treaty Organisation meeting

September 17, 2013, Sochi

Vladimir Putin will take part in the next Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) Collective Security Council meeting (comprising Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan) on September 23 in Sochi.

Participants plan to discuss further strengthening allied cooperation and improve the  CSTO collective security system. They will also review the implementation of decisions taken at the CSTO Collective Security Council meeting in December 2012, and the informal CSTO summit in Bishkek on May 28, 2013. State leaders will consider ways to modernise command and control mechanisms of CSTO troops.

Much attention will be paid to protecting member states’ borders, particularly in the light of the 2014 withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan.

The priorities of Russia’s CSTO presidency will be presented during the meeting (presidency will pass from Kyrgyzstan to Russia at that time).

September 17, 2013, Sochi