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) - Republic of Belarus
CSTO Deputy Secretaries General:
- Semerikov Valeriy Anatolyevich (biographical information) - Russian Federation
- Ordabayev Samat Islamovich - Republic of Kazakhstan
- Hayrulloyev Takhir Sheraliyevich - Republic of Tajikistan
The CSTO Secretariat includes the following main structural units:
1. Political Cooperation Department. Head of Department Koronevskiy Petr Arkadievich (Republic of Belarus)
2. Military Security Issues Department. Head of Department Davtyan Suren Ludvigovich (Republic of Armenia)
3. Challenges and Threats Counteraction Department. Head of Department Samakov Tynchtykbek Kalmurzayevich (Kyrgyz Republic)
4. Organizational and Planning Department. Head of Department Badalian Ara Genrikhovich (Republic of Armenia)
5. Administration Department. Head of Department Bulidorov Alexander Petrovich (Russian Federation)
Controls include departments and groups as needed.