Naryshkin will take part in session of parliamentary Assembly of CSTO and CIS

ST. PETERSBURG, 26 Nov. The speaker of the Russian Duma Sergey Naryshkin will participate in the activities of the parliamentary Assembly of the Organization of collective security Treaty (CSTO PA) and of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of independent States in St. Petersburg’s Tauride Palace, seat of the Parliament of the Russian Empire.

At the session of the CSTO PA it is planned to adopt an appeal to world parliaments and international parliamentary organizations with a call to unite efforts in countering terrorism and the banning of the “Islamic state” in all countries of the world.

Thursday Naryshkin — Chairman of the PA CSTO will take part in the meeting of its Board and the eighth plenary meeting of the Assembly. The speaker also planned a number of bilateral meetings with heads of parliaments of the CSTO countries.

As reported earlier, the Deputy head of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs Tatiana Moskalkova, the Council of the CSTO PA will consider a draft appeal to the parliaments of the world about joining efforts in countering terrorism.

The MP highlighted some of the abstracts mentioned in the project document. “The first is to consolidate the efforts of the CSTO member States in the fight against terrorism. The second is the prohibition of ISIL and other extremist organizations using the UN mechanisms. Two provisions relate to the improvement of national legislation in the sphere of terrorism and suppression of financing of terrorism and extremism,” — said Moskalkova, which also participates in the activities of the CSTO PA.

According to her, the Council of the CSTO PA will also consider a draft resolution on the unification of efforts of the CSTO and the SCO on countering terrorism. “This decision declared that the SCO may become an observer of the CSTO PA, if she make such a statement”, — said the Deputy head of the Committee.

In turn, the head of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs Leonid Slutsky said that the session of the CSTO PA will be held in the extended format: “participate representative of the delegation — in addition to the already existing observers, Afghanistan and Serbia — the delegation of Pakistan and Iran. I do not exclude that these countries can become observers at the CSTO PA”.

The growth of the terrorist threat makes us think about strengthening global cooperation in the sphere of security on the Eurasian continent, Slutsky said. “In this new security architecture, the CSTO has a Central role. In this light, our inter-parliamentary cooperation and the expansion of its Toolkit in southern Eurasia is of great importance. We are going to increase,” he said.