The Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Stanislav Zas said in an interview at RT TV channel that the CSTO preferred to ensure collective security by political means. He spoke about the current tasks and the future of the CSTO. In the context of current events in the Republic of Belarus, Nagorno-Karabakh and the Kyrgyz Republic, the Secretary General explained cases the CSTO response mechanism is launched and what kind of assistance is ready to be provided at the current moment. He noted that apart from wars, terrorism, illegal drug trafficking and irregular migration are constituting a significant threat now. Stanislav Zas also assessed the growth of national sentiments in the member states of the Organization and emphasised the importance of expanding the "belt of good-neighborliness", as other states in the status of Partner or Observer
The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas expresses serious disquiet and concern in connection with the resumption of the armed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh on September 27, this year. In the course of the conflict there were the dead and the injured on both sides, including among the civilian population. .
The CSTO Secretariat expresses serious concern over the aggravation of the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border that arose on July 12, this year, after an armed conflict between units of the armed forces of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan, including the use of heavy armament, which resulted in the dead and the injured. The current situation does not contribute to the normalization of the situation on the border of the two neighboring states, one of which is the Republic of Armenia. The Republic is a member state of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. The situation indicates a violation of the agreements of ceasefire reached at the leadership level of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan.
CSTO Secretariat is a permanent working body of the Organization for the implementation of organizational, informational, analytical and consultative support of the activities of the bodies of the Organization.
Governance of the CSTO Secretariat:
The CSTO Secretary General - Zas Stanislav Vasilievich (biographical information) - Russian Federation
CSTO Deputy Secretary Generals:
- Semerikov Valeriy Anatolyevich (biographical information) - Russian Federation
- Tsikhanouski Piotr Nikolayevich - (biographical information) - Republic of Belarus
- Sultanov Alymbay Alymbekovich - Kyrgyz Republic
The CSTO Secretariat includes the following main structural units:
1.Manage political cooperation. Head of Department Badalyan Ara Genrikhovich (Republic of Armenia)
2. Managing military security issues. Head of Department Rakhimov Fozil Fozievich (Republic of Tajikistan)
3. Managing counter challenges and threats. Head of Department Kunakbaev Murat Zhankuatovich (Republic of Kazakhstan)
4. Organizational planning management. Head of Department Nikishin Vladimir Ivanovich (Russian Federation)
5. Case management. Head of Department Bulidorov Alexander Petrovich (Russian Federation)
Controls include departments and groups as needed.