CSTO foreign ministers meeting started in Bishkek

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The meeting of the CSTO member states Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs started in Bishkek, the RIA Novosti reports.

Security will be one of the priority issues at the meeting. The ministers will discuss the fight against cross-border challenges and threats, primarily from terrorist organizations. Before the meeting, the ministers took a group photo. 

The ministers, according to tradition, will hold a meeting in a narrow and extended format. Signing of documents is scheduled at the end of the meeting.

Earlier on Wednesday, a meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the SCO countries was held in Bishkek. Representatives of Russia, Kyrgyzstan, China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan took part in it. Earlier, the meeting was received by the President of the country.

The CSTO includes Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan. In 2019, Kyrgyzstan presides over the SCO and the CSTO.

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