Foreign and defense ministers as well as secretaries of security councils of six former Soviet republics, which are members of the Moscow-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), began a joint session today morning in the Armenian capital Yerevan.
Later today, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will chair a session of the CSTO Collective Security Council that will discuss international and regional security issues.
Leaders of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Russia and Kyrgyzstan will discuss ways to improve the CSTO crisis response system and joint measures to provide assistance to Armenia (following Azerbaijan's aggression).
The declaration of the Collective Security Council is expected to be adopted during the session. A number of documents will also be signed at the meeting as well as handing the rotation chair of the organization to Belarus.