Yury Vorobyov comments on CSTO Parliamentary Assembly activities in Moscow

Senators took part in CSTO Parliamentary Assembly deliberations.

Yury Vorobyov, Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council, Viktor Bondarev, Deputy Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Defence and Security, Mikhail Kozlov, Deputy Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Defence and Security, Olga Kovitidi, a member of the Federation Council Committee on Defence and Security, and Alexei Dmitriyenko, a member of the Federation Council Committee on Economic Policy, participated in the work of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation. The CSTO PA held its council meetings and the 11th plenary meeting. 

Parliamentarians from CSTO member-states discussed model laws on national security and information counteraction against terrorism and extremism.

The agenda had 10 items. One of the core issues was the situation in the CSTO area of responsibility and measures to counter the challenges and threats that our countries are facing.

 “An important decision has been taken to the effect that CSTO members should coordinate their positions on the issues discussed at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE),” commented Yury Vorobyov

Olga Kovitidi emphasised that the law On Information Counteraction against Terrorism and Extremism was fully supported. “The need for its adoption is evident. Its concepts should be supported by all CSTO member-states,” the senator believes.

The Parliamentary Assembly comprises six states: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia and Tajikistan. Serbian representatives attended the meetings as observers.