Deputy Defense Minister meets CSTO chief in Moscow

Deputy Defense Minister meets CSTO chief in Moscow

PanARMENIAN.Net - The first Deputy Defense Minister of Armenia David Tonoyan met with the CSTO Secretary General Nikolay Bordyuzha and the Secretary of the Council of CIS Defense Ministers Alexander Sinayski in Moscow.

The meetings focused on regional and international security issues, Defense Ministry press service said.

The parties also discussed joint military drills of the CSTO peacekeeping forces to be conducted next year in Armenia, as well as training of professionals at specialized education institutions operating within the framework of CSTO and CIS.

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