Astana. October 13. Kazakhstan Today - The leaders of the CSTO member states have been invited to the closing stage of Interaction - 2009 exercises in Kazakhstan. The official representative of the department, Yerzhan Ashikbayev, informed at a briefing in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan on Monday, the agency reports.
"The closing stage of the joint strategic command-staff exercises with participation of the CSTO Collective Rapid Response Forces (CRRF CSTO) Interaction-2009 will take place on October 16 at the range Matybulak of the settlement Guards of Zhambyl area," Y. Ashikbayev informed.
Large-scale complex exercises Interaction -2009 are the first CRRF CSTO exercises and a complex of the command-staff exercises carried out consistently in the military-political and strategic conditions.
The main objectives of CRRF creation is strengthening of security of the CSTO countries against the existing and potential threats, including terrorism, extremism and drug trafficking, prevention and liquidation of emergencies of natural and technogenic character, and effective participation of CSTO in the preservation of peace," Y. Ashikbayev said.
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