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- Coordination Service to the Council of Commanders-in-Chief of the CIS Border Guard and the CSTO PA Secretariat will intensify their expert work
Colonel General Aleksandr Manilov, deputy Chairman of the Council of Commanders-in-Chief of the CIS Border Guard and Chairman of the Coordination Service, and Sergei Pospelov, CSTO PA Executive Secretary, met today in Moscow to discuss issues of interaction in the area of model lawmaking and participation in the celebration of the Council’s 30th anniversary.
In the course of the meeting it was noted that Council is committed to cooperation with the CSTO PA, while its representatives take an active part in the activities of the Expert Advisory Board under the Council of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly.
In turn, for a long time, the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly, together with the Council of Commanders-in-Chief of the CIS Border Guard, has been promoting the implementation of an Organization-wide coordinated border policy.
The cooperation is based on the Agreement on Interaction and Cooperation between the CSTO PA Secretariat and the Council of Commanders-in-Chief of the CIS Border Guard, signed on April 17, 2014.
Established regular working contacts enabled effective legislative support for the implementation of the current Coordinated Border Policy Concept.
According to the CSTO policy documents, since the Organization started its work, the following documents were adopted: Recommendations on the Procedure of State Border Protection by the Border Forces of Other Collective Security Treaty State Parties, Their Status and Duty Conditions (adopted by the resolution of the session of the IPA CIS Council members – participants to the CST on December 6, 2002), Recommendations on the Conditions for the Coordinated Control over the Situation Stability and Border Security Regime by the Collective Security Treaty Organization Member States (adopted by the resolution of the session of the IPA CIS Council members – members of the CSTO on December 3, 2004). Overall, these documents have had a positive effect on the resolution of existing legal and organizational and practical issues.
Recently, the CSTO PA has adopted Recommendations on Amending and Extending the CSTO Member States’ National Legislation Due to the Implementation of the Agreement on the Status of Forces and Assets of the CSTO Collective Security System Regarding Border and Customs Formalities and Provision of Formations’ Transit Through the Territory of the CSTO Member States (8th CSTO PA Plenary Session, November 26, 2015).