YEREVAN (ArmRadio)—The activities of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) are aimed at ensuring the security of the member states, CSTO Secretary General Nikolay Bordyuzha said on Thursday at the opening of the ArmHiTec-2016 international exhibition of Arms and Defense Technologies in Yerevan.
“The main efforts are targeted at ensuring security through political means, utilizing the whole political potential that exists in our countries. However, the logic and trends of the developments prove the need to reinforce the organization’s military potential,” Bordyuzha said.
“This is the reason behind the close cooperation between CSTO member states,” the Secretary General said. He added that bases have been created around the CSTO to ensure the sovereignty and integrity of the member states.
Bordyuzha said the forces should be equipped with advances armaments to be able to resist any challenge. He added that the CSTO Council is doing its best to ensure military-political and military-economic cooperation between the member states.
“The exhibition is a testament to the close cooperation between the member states and shows the potential for the creation of new military technologies, establishment of joint ventures and renovation of the existing armaments,” Bordyuzha continued.
Armenian President and Chairman of the CSTO Serzh Sarkisian received Bordyuzha on Tuesday in Yerevan, announced the Presidential press service.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed the process of implementation of the decisions adopted at the previous September and December CSTO sessions as well as the upcoming session which will take place in Yerevan on November 14.
Sarkisian praised Bordyuzha’s work during Armenia’s presidency in the CSTO, including the works related to the preparation and organization of the sessions of all legislative bodies of the CSTO and development of the strategy for the CSTO collective security up to year 2025.
Noting that the November 14 session has a pretty large agenda, Bordyuzha highlighted that because of Armenia’s productive presidency at the CSTO, momentous decisions have been adopted which will give a serious boost to the development of the Organization. Bordyuzha also presented the collective security strategy, an extensive document related to the extra measures aimed at the fight against terrorism.
The parties also exchanged views pertinent to the current regional and international issues.