Collective Security Council
The CSTO Secretariat held a meeting of the Acting Secretary General of the CSTO Valery Semerikov with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Tajikistan to the Russian Federation
Collective Security Council in accordance with Article 13 of the CSTO Charter is the highest body of the Organization. The Council considers the fundamental issues of the Organization’s activities and makes decisions aimed at the realization of its goals and objectives, as well as ensures the coordination and joint activities of the Member States to achieve these goals. The Council includes heads of member states. Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Ministers of Defense, Secretaries of Security Councils of Member States, the Secretary General of the Organization, Plenipotentiary Representatives of Member States to the Organization and invited persons can take part in meetings of the Council. The Council has the right to establish, on a permanent or temporary basis, the working and subsidiary bodies of the Organization. The Chairman of the Council (hereinafter - the Chairman) is the head of state on whose territory the regular session of the Council is held, unless the Council decides otherwise. His rights and obligations remain with him until the next regular session of the Council.
Composition of the Collective Security Council:
Acting Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Vovaevich Pashinyan
President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander G. Lukashenko
President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev