The Importance of Strong Armed Forces in the Current Military-Political Situation
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu emphasized that the military-political situation in the world requires the member countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States to have strong armed forces capable of quickly responding to all threats.
The Lessons from the Great Patriotic War
“Today we will begin joint preparations for the celebration of the 80th anniversary of the victory of our peoples in the Great Patriotic War, the lessons of which are still fresh before us, the most important of which is the need for well-equipped and well-trained armed forces, ready to respond adequately,” Shoigu said at the Council meeting Ministers of Defense of the CIS. Challenges and threats”, noting that this is exactly what the current military-political situation in the world requires.
Focus on Military-Technical Cooperation
He added that “issues of military-technical cooperation are always the focus of the Ministerial Council and bilateral relations,” emphasizing that Russia is always open to intensifying cooperation in this area.
Expanding Interaction and Finding New Areas of Cooperation
He proposed “to discuss the global agenda, the tasks of cooperation between the ministries of defense, ways to expand interaction, strengthen its traditional areas and search for new areas.”
The Commonwealth of Independent States
The Commonwealth of Independent States includes Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, and Belarus.
Armenian Defense Minister Absent
Let us note that Armenian Defense Minister Soran Babikyan did not participate in the meeting of the CIS defense ministers.