Collective Security Council


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     
President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Sharipovich Jeenbekov (Chairman of the Collective Security Council)  
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Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia N.V. PASHINYAN
“The organization is very important for Armenia, and its essence is important for us. Our goal is to enhance the credibility of the CSTO not only in a political but also in a military-strategic sense, and I hope that we will be able to achieve this goal. ”
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President of the Republic of Belarus A.G. LUKASHENKO
“We have to do, and we will do it - we will strengthen the CSTO, and in the near future we will take very important steps that will talk about strengthening our Organization”
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President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.A. NAZARBAYEV
"Kazakhstan as the CSTO chairman will take all necessary measures and efforts to ensure the ongoing development of our Organization"
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President of the Kyrgyz Republic S.Sh. ZEENBEKOV
The Kyrgyz Republic attaches particular importance to cooperation within the CSTO, as a guarantor of security in the region, and reaffirms its commitment to developing and strengthening comprehensive cooperation within the framework of the Organization
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President of the Russian Federation V.V. PUTIN
“Together with our allies, we must strengthen the capabilities of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. CSTO is ready to fulfill its mission as a guarantor of stability in the Eurasian space "
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President of the Republic of Tajikistan E. RAHMON 
“We attach great importance to enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of the Collective Security Treaty Organization”