Participants plan to discuss further strengthening allied cooperation and improve the CSTO collective security system. They will also review the implementation of decisions taken at the CSTO Collective Security Council meeting in December 2012, and the informal CSTO summit in Bishkek on May 28, 2013. State leaders will consider ways to modernise command and control mechanisms of CSTO troops.
Much attention will be paid to protecting member states’ borders, particularly in the light of the 2014 withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan.
The priorities of Russia’s CSTO presidency will be presented during the meeting (presidency will pass from Kyrgyzstan to Russia at that time).