Viacheslav Volodin: priorities of Russia's CSTO chairmanship announced by the President of the Russian Federation are guides to action

The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during the session of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in November in Bishkek outlined the priorities of the Russian chairmanship of the Organization,” recalled the Chairman of the State Duma
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin

“The priorities of the chairmanship announced by the President of Russia, as well as other decisions of the heads of our states, are guides to action, the main guideline in the work on convergence and harmonization of the legislations of our countries,” said Viacheslav Volodin Volodin Viaсheslav Viktoroviсh Volodin
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The Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the seventh convocation. He was elected as part of the federal list of candidates proposed by the All-Russian political party “United Russia”
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Coordination of positions

The President of the Russian Federation at first set the task of promoting the collective interests of the CSTO member states by enhancing political cooperation and coordinating positions, creating favorable conditions for the safe and stable development of the CSTO member states, implementing the CSTO Collective Security Strategy for the period ending in 2025, stressed Viacheslav Volodin.

Collective security

The second priority is related to the instruments of development and means of the collective security system. 

”We should use modern resources and coordinate our efforts to form a common legal space, in particular, regulating the use of the modern technologies,“ said Viacheslav Volodin.

Responding to crises

It is important to improve the CSTO crisis response system, including the work of the organization's crisis response centre and mechanisms for information interaction with the relevant authorities of the CSTO member states.

”The Centre's capabilities are now actively used for monitoring and exchanging information on the fight against coronavirus infection. We plan to continue using it to counter common threats and challenges, including ensuring biological security,“ the Chairman of the State Duma stressed.

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Meeting of the Council of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization(CSTO PA)via videoconference
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin
Executive Secretary of the CSTO PA Sergei Pospelov and Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Aleksei Gordeev
Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council Yury Vorobyov
Member of the Committee on Security and Corruption Control Anatolii Vybornyi
Chairman of the Committee on Issues of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Contacts with Fellow Countryman Leonid Kalashnikov
Executive Secretary of the CSTO PA Sergei Pospelov and Chairman of the Committee on Issues of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Contacts with Fellow Countryman Leonid Kalashnikov
Meeting of the Council of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization(CSTO PA)via videoconference
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin
Meeting of the Council of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization(CSTO PA)via videoconference
Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Aleksei Gordeev
Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council Yury Vorobyov and Chairman of the Committee on Issues of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Contacts with Fellow Countryman Leonid Kalashnikov
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin
Executive Secretary of the CSTO PA Sergei Pospelov and member of the Committee on Security and Corruption Control Anatolii Vybornyi
Member of the Committee on Security and Corruption Control Anatolii Vybornyi
 
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin
Executive Secretary of the CSTO PA Sergei Pospelov and Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Aleksei Gordeev
Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council Yury Vorobyov
Member of the Committee on Security and Corruption Control Anatolii Vybornyi
Chairman of the Committee on Issues of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Contacts with Fellow Countryman Leonid Kalashnikov
Executive Secretary of the CSTO PA Sergei Pospelov and Chairman of the Committee on Issues of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Contacts with Fellow Countryman Leonid Kalashnikov
 
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin
 
Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Aleksei Gordeev
Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council Yury Vorobyov and Chairman of the Committee on Issues of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Contacts with Fellow Countryman Leonid Kalashnikov
Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin
Executive Secretary of the CSTO PA Sergei Pospelov and member of the Committee on Security and Corruption Control Anatolii Vybornyi
Member of the Committee on Security and Corruption Control Anatolii Vybornyi

Joint fight against terrorism

The fourth priority set by the President of the Russian Federation is related to the development of the capabilities of the CSTO member states in the fight against international terrorism and drug trafficking. “It is necessary to intensify work on the formation of a single list of organizations recognized as terrorist in the CSTO framework,” said Viacheslav Volodin.

Peacekeeping capacity

The fifth priority includes the development of the CSTO peacekeeping capacity, training of the CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces for participation in peacekeeping operations.

The Chairman of the State Duma recalled that in 2019, the CSTO PA approved the Recommendations for improvement of the national legislation of the CSTO member states in the field of collective peacekeeping forces.

Strengthening cooperation

In addition, it is necessary to strengthen cooperation, establish partnerships with international organizations and interested organizations, as the Chairman of the State Duma said.

“We also consider it necessary to continue to adopt political statements by the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly to indicate our common approaches on the priority agenda,” said Viacheslav Volodin.