CSTO Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation reviewed and agreed on a draft program of military-economic cooperation of the CSTO member states for the period up to 2015
Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation of the CSTO The Commission reviewed and agreed on the draft List of Enterprises and Organizations whose specialization should be maintained in the interests of the military-economic cooperation of the CSTO. On November 1, 2012, in Astana, the 10th anniversary meeting of the Interstate Commission for Military and Economic Cooperation of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Member States chaired by the State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Igor Karavaev.
The CSTO Secretary General Nikolay Bordyuzha took part in the work of the Commission and spoke. The meeting began in a narrow composition, where they summed up the implementation of decisions taken at previous Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation meetings, and outlined the prospects and future tasks of the Commission to implement the decisions of the CSTO Collective Security Council.
The leaders of the national parts of the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation noted the importance of strengthening international cooperation within the Organization as a tool for high-tech development of enterprises of the defense-industrial complexes of the CSTO member states. The Commission reviewed and agreed on projects of the List of Enterprises and Organizations, the specialization of which should be preserved in the interests of the military-economic cooperation of the CSTO member states and the Program of the military-economic cooperation of the CSTO member states for the period up to 2015 and beyond.
Particular attention was paid to the role of standardization of defense products in ensuring the competitiveness of the military industry of the CSTO member states, creating the Interstate system for cataloging supplies of military forces in the CSTO format, as well as improving the mechanism for the supply of military products. At the meeting, it was noted that in the current 2012, the main efforts of the Commission were focused on three main areas of work: ensuring mutually beneficial and allied relations in the supply of weapons, military and special equipment; the formation of a unified military-economic and military-technical policy; transfer of military-economic and military-technical cooperation to a systematic and planned basis.
Ensuring mutually beneficial and allied relations in the supply of weapons, military and special equipment is implemented by the Commission in the framework of the Agreement on the basic principles of military-technical cooperation between the States parties to the Collective Security Treaty. Compliance with the principle of preferential treatment according to preliminary estimates has already brought to the CSTO member states financial benefits in the hundreds of millions of US dollars. In the field of advertising and exhibition activities, during the meeting of the commission, the results of the work of the Coordination Council on the participation of CSTO member states in holding international exhibitions of weapons, military and special equipment "KADEX-2012", "Technologies in mechanical engineering-2012", "INTERPOLITEH-2012" were heard. »And approved the List of international exhibitions at which it is possible to form joint expositions of military, dual, special purpose and technology products of the CSTO member states. In his speech on the results of the X-th meeting of the ICMEC, the CSTO Secretary-General emphasized that the directions of military-economic and military-technical cooperation are among the most sought-after areas of the CSTO activities. “We regard this cooperation as extremely sensitive and important for the Organization, because through this activity we can and hope to get concrete economic results and results in terms of equipping our collective forces,” said Nikolai Bordyuzha. On the eve of the Commission meeting, October 30 and 31 of this year. The members of the Working Group of Experts at the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation Chairman and the heads of the national parts of the Business Council at the Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation met to coordinate the documents on the issues submitted to the Commission.
The main issue of the Business Council was to discuss ways to increase the dynamics of the practical work of the Business Council and the possible directions of combining efforts in the development, production, testing and disposal of military products.
The Interstate Commission for Military-Economic Cooperation was established in accordance with the decision of the Collective Security Treaty Organization of the CSTO of June 23, 2005.
The main activities of the Commission are focused on developing recommendations on ensuring multilateral military-economic cooperation of the Organization's member states in a number of priority areas. Among them, in particular, the development and implementation of long-term programs of military-economic cooperation, the preservation of specialization and cooperation in the production of military products, components and spare parts, the preparation of proposals on the procedure for conducting joint research and development work on the development and modernization of products military, etc.
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