Belarus to host the next session of CSTO Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation
The 17th session of CSTO Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation (ICMEC) took place in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan. The session aimed to ascertain the outcomes since the previous September session held in Almaty, to assess the work accomplished and further develop the military and economic cooperation within the CSTO, Strategy2050.kz reports with reference to the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development.
The session was chaired by the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Government, ICMEC Chairman, Yury Borisov. Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Tigran Avinyan, Acting CSTO Secretary General Valery Semerikov, Russian Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Armenia Sergei Kopyrkin and delegations of the national commissions of the States members of the Organization were also in attendance. The Kazakh delegation was led by Vice Minister of Industry and Infrastructural Development Talgat Zhanzhumenov.
Based on the deliberations, the ICMEC made solutions to enhance interactions in that area.
In particular, the draft Concept of a comprehensive approach to ensuring and controlling the quality of military products designed and produced jointly with the CSTO countries as well as the draft decision of the Collective Security Council of the States parties to the Treaty on Collective Security on umbrella organizations in the field of development of cooperation and integration links between enterprises and organizations of defense industry (military and industrial) complexes of the members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization were approved.
The Commission adopted a wide range of decisions on mutual protection of the rights to the results of intellectual activity obtained and used in military cooperation in the framework of the CSTO.
In particular, the procedures for considering appeals filed by parties regarding alleged breaches of human rights to the results of intellectual activity as well as organizing information cooperation among national coordination councils under the ICMEC regarding mutual protection of the rights to the results of intellectual activity obtained and used in military cooperation among the States members of the CSTO are now regulated. Some existing instruments in that field are also amended.
The Commission also reviewed the preparations for the CSTO international military and economic conference named “Military and Economic Cooperation of the States Members of the CSTO: development trends, problems and prospects” scheduled for 23 October at the exhibition complex VDNKh as part of a business program of the international exhibition of safety equipment of the State “INTERPOLITEX-2019”.
There were also the sessions of the Coordinating Council under the CSTO ICMEC on the issues of mutual protection of the rights to the results of intellectual activity obtained and used in military and economic cooperation within the CSTO and the Coordinating Council for weapons and military equipment standardization under the CSTO ICMEC.
The Commission’s members also passed the 2020 work plan and decided to hold the next session in September 2020 in the Republic of Belarus.