CSTO Ministerial Meeting In Yerevan


2009-04-15 12:04:00

ArmInfo. Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Ministerial
Meeting is underway in Yerevan. The key topic of the meeting is the
combined fight against organized crime. Other issuers related to
establishment and operation of the Collective Rapid Response Force
(CRRF) and interaction of the CSTO law-enforcement agencies are on
the agenda of the meeting. The meeting will over on April 17.

The decision to create CRRF was made at the extraordinary summit of
the CSTO Collective Security Council on February 4 in Moscow. Earlier,
CSTO Secretary General Nikolay Bordyuzha said CRRF will consist of
two components – troops of special appointment (airmobile forces),
capable of moving to any points of CSTO states for the localization
of armed conflicts, and the force of special appointment from the
security services, Interior Ministries for the special operations
of anti-terrorist and anti-narcotic nature. As part of the events,
joint tactical and special exercises on hostages release will be
conducted with participation of the Russian Interior Ministry and
Armenian Police Special Forces.

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