“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
Vyacheslav Victorovich The Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the eighth convocation. Elected in single mandate constituency № 163 (Saratov constituency - Saratov Oblast) .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.