He also talked about plans to transform the organization into a body that can meet "any kinds of challenges and threats."
"We are thinking about transforming the organization from a military and political bloc into a multifunctional, versatile security system, an organization that would be able to meet any kinds of challenges and threats -- from military threats to terrorism, extremism, illegal trade in narcotics, industrial and natural disasters."
The CSTO includes Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. Its main purpose is deepening military and political cooperation to ensure security of the member-states on a collective basis.
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