MINSK, Belarus -- Leaders of the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) are scheduled to meet Thursday (November 30) in Minsk, AsiaPlus.tj reported Tuesday (November 28).
The heads of state of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan plan to discuss more than 20 issues at the session. The heads of state comprise the CSTO's Collective Security Council.
The leaders intend to analyse the international situation and discuss measures for strengthening regional security, among other issues. They also plan to weigh the draft decision on implementation of the CSTO's collective security strategy through 2025.
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