Putin Arrived in Kazakhstan with a Two-Day Visit
OREANDA-NEWS Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Kazakhstan on November 8-9.
According to the press service of the Kremlin, during the visit the Head of state will take part in the session of the Collective Security Council of the Сollective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). Putin will hold talks with President Nursultan Nazarbayev and speak at the plenary session of the XV forum of interregional cooperation of Russia and Kazakhstan.
On the eve of the CSTO summit, Astana will host a joint meeting of the Council of foreign Ministers, the Council of defense Ministers and the Committee of secretaries of the organization's security councils.
In addition to Putin and Nazarbayev, the presidents of Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan will take part in the upcoming session of the CSTO Collective Security Council. Armenia will be represented by Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
As previously reported by the assistant to the President of the Russian Federation Yuri Ushakov, the summit is planned to conduct a thorough exchange of views on key issues of regional security, as well as on a number of relevant international topics. It is expected that the anti-terrorist problems, the situation in Syria, Afghanistan and other crisis points will be discussed in detail.
Within the framework of the session of the Collective Security Council, two meetings are planned - in narrow and expanded formats. The meeting in a narrow format will be closed to the press. As the Kremlin representative noted, the parties intend to discuss topical issues of international and regional security, issues of interaction between the member States of the organization, as well as the issue of the new Secretary General of the CSTO.
Following the summit, the CSTO leaders plan to sign about 20 documents, including the final political Declaration. This document, according to Ushakov, "at the highest level will confirm the determination to continue efforts to establish strategic stability in the world and an atmosphere of trust in international relations."