70th session of the CIS Defence Ministers Council chaired by the Head of the Russian military department has been held in Moscow

Today, the 70th session of the CIS Defence Ministers chaired by the Head of the Russian military department has been held in Moscow.

Delegations from Defence Ministries of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia took part in the session.

In his opening speech, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu stated that international terrorism was the main threat for the world. According to him, it is necessary to expand military cooperation in these conditions.

General of the Army Sergei Shoigu expressed his confidence that the session would promote all-round strengthening of the partnership in order to counter modern threats and challenges taking into account national interests and joint priorities of the CIS member states.

In accordance to the agenda, the session participants discussed issues of interaction between the CIS defence departments in military field.

Decisions, which had been made in course of the session, are aimed at development of multilateral military cooperation system in the CIS format and will promote mutual partnership development in military field based on common, regional and national interests.

The 70th session of the CIS Defence Ministers was held in a constructive and business-like manner.

 

 

 

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Russia, Kazakhstan to Build Common Aerospace Defense System

Radar of missile defense system of Moscow

 

Moscow and Astana have agreed the terms of Russia’s use of a Kazakh radio communications center as part of Russia’s ballistic missile early warning system, media reports said on Saturday.

The head of the Defense Ministry’s international cooperation department, Sergei Koshelev, said the measure would enhance Russia’s defense capability and help build a unified regional air and missile defense system.“It will also give boost to the mutually-beneficial defense cooperation between our two countries,” Koshelev added.

The Balkhash radio communications facility is an important element of Russia’s ballistic missile early warning system, which ensures the security of all members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization of Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Armenia and Tajikistan.

The Dnepr long-distance radar, which is part of the Balkhash facility, provides round-the clock observation of outer space and registers ballistic missile launches in the entire southeastern collective security region.

Russia has long been leading efforts to build a joint air defense shield for the CIS, a loose organization of former Soviet republics.