CSTO countries discuss improving military personnel training system

MOSCOW, July 13 (BelTA) — Representatives of basic learning and education organizations responsible for training militaries of member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization and basic scientific research organizations of the CSTO in the field of the study of military cooperation gathered at the premises of the Army Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in Moscow on July 12-13 for a gathering of methods of training, BelTA learned.

Joint Chief of Staff of the CSTO, Colonel General Anatoly Sidorov, noted that the joint training of military personnel and specialists of the CSTO armies is a priority path to advance military cooperation within of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. In his words, the military personnel training system is designed to ensure a high standard of military personnel training that meets modern requirements.

Joint training is organized in four CSTO member states: Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Russia. About 2,600 military personnel from CSTO member states are trained in more than 750 specializations at 58 military educational institutions under the joint training system. In total, about 20,000 military personnel have been trained in these institutions for the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

Participants at the Training Methods Gathering discussed a wide range of issues regarding the improvement of the CSTO joint military personnel training system. Opinions were exchanged on the experience of organizing training in mixed groups using unified programs for units belonging to the collective security system of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. Unified approaches to improve the joint military personnel training system and scientific research activities have been developed.

Representatives of the military education control bodies of the ministries of defense of the member states of the CSTO, the joint staff of the CSTO, the secretariat of the CSTO, senior officials of the organizations of basic learning and teaching and scientific research organizations, other military education institutions took part in the meeting.

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