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Over 260 foreign and local journalists cover CSTO Summit in Bishkek

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by November 28, 2019 Health

The regular session of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) is being covered by 135 foreign and 130 local media representatives.

The CSTO Summit is taking place today, Nov. 28, 2019 in Bishkek under the chairmanship of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Thus, 135 foreign journalists from 43 media outlets from Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, as well as 130 journalists from 34 media outlets from Kyrgyzstan were accredited to cover the event.

A press centre has been set up for media representatives.

The Summit is broadcast live on the Ala-Too 24 TV channel of the Public Broadcasting Corporation of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The CSTO Summit in Bishkek is attended by Presidents of Kyrgyzstan – Sooronbay Jeenbekov, Belarus – Alexander Lukashenko, Kazakhstan – Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Russia – Vladimir Putin, Tajikistan – Emomali Rahmon, as well as Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Executive Secretary of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Sergey Lebedev and CSTO Acting Secretary General Valery Semerikov.

According to the official website of the Organization, the agenda includes discussion of problems of international and regional security, issues of strengthening the Tajik-Afghan border, interaction with the United Nations on the implementation of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and coordination of the foreign policy activities of the CSTO member states, development of the Organization’s military potential and improvement of interaction to challenges and threats, including in the field of information security, as well as events to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory in World War II.

Reportedly, during the meeting a number of documents will be signed, including those related to financial and organizational activities in the permanent statutory bodies of the CSTO and it is planned to approve the organization’s budget for 2020. The main political document will be the statement of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization on improving international cooperation and interaction in order to strengthen global and regional security initiated by Kyrgyzstan.

Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency

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