The 23rd meeting of the Military Committee on military cooperation development among the CSTO member states under the supervision of the Chairman of the Military Committee, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Army General Valery Gerasimov, took place today via videoconferencing.


From April 8 to 11, 2024, the XXI International Seminar-Meeting on Combined Martial Arts with the heads of combat and physical training of the security ministries and agencies of the CSTO member states took place at the Park Hotel "Horizon", Odintsovo District, Moscow Region.

The event was addressed by Gennady Troislit, the Deputy Head of the Organizational and Planning Department of the CSTO Secretariat, and Oleg Ufimtsev, the President of the Russian Federation of Combined Martial Arts.


On 10 April 2024, the 39th meeting of the Working Group on Afghanistan under the CSTO Ministerial Council was held with the participation of the Acting CSTO Deputy Secretary General Samat Ordabaev and the CSTO Deputy Secretary General Taalatbek Masadykov. The event was also attended by delegations of the Organization’s member states, the Secretariat of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly and representatives of the UN CTO, the UNRCCA, the CIS ATC, the Coordination Service of the CIS Council of Commanders of Border Troops, the SCO RATS and the ICRC.


On 8 April 2024, at the CSTO Secretariat, Imangali Tasmagambetov, the Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, held a working meeting with Roza Otunbayeva, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Afghanistan and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

Priorities of the Republic of Kazakhstan Chairmanship in the Collective Security Treaty Organization in 2024

The first.

The CSTO cooperation with interested countries and international organizations active in the security sphere:
- maintaining the established interaction with the UN and its structures on the basis of the Joint Declaration on Cooperation between the CSTO and UN Secretariats of 18 March 2010;
- deepening cooperation with the CIS and the SCO as part of the implementation of the "Practical Measures to Strengthen CSTO Cooperation with the CIS and the SCO" approved by the CSTO CSC decision of 23 November 2022.

The second.

Interaction on military cooperation:
- improvement of the Organization’s regulatory and legal framework for ensuring the operational deployment of the CSTO Troops (Collective Forces), including the unimpeded (non-stop) transit of contingents, military aviation flights and other aspects;
- development of the military training system and the military-scientific potential of the CSTO member states by involving the CSTO basic organizations in improving the military training system (training programs, conducting (including online) courses, trainings, mutual exchange of teaching staff);
- development of the CSTO's peacekeeping potential and intensification of the activities of the Special Representative of the CSTO Secretary General for Peacekeeping.

The third.

Developing cooperation to counter international terrorism and extremism:
- improvement of the anti-terrorist component of the collective security system through the implementation of joint measures to prevent citizens of the CSTO member states from travelling abroad to participate in terrorist activities, as well as a mechanism of action to search for, detain and extradite persons involved in the commission of terrorist and extremist offences;
- intensification of the activities of the Working Group of Experts on Combating Terrorism and Extremism under the CSTO Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils.

The fourth.

Countering illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances:
- carrying out joint measures to protect the territories of the CSTO member states from the illegal importation of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances;
- development of practical cooperation within the framework of the Coordination Council of the Heads of the Competent Authorities for Countering Illicit Drug Trafficking of the CSTO member states.

The fifth.

Combating illicit arms trafficking and organized transnational crime:
- strengthening cooperation in countering illicit trafficking in arms, ammunition and organized transnational crime;
- working on the issue of carrying out specialized operational, preventive and special CSTO measures to combat illicit arms trafficking and organized transnational crime.

The sixth.

Deepening cooperation on disaster management:
- development of practical cooperation among the CSTO member states in the field of prevention and elimination of the consequences of emergency situations in the CSTO area of responsibility;
- improving the level of readiness and efficiency of rescue teams of the CSTO member states to deal with natural and man-made emergencies;
- further deepening cooperation within the CSTO Coordination Council for Emergency Situations.

The seven.

Countering information technology offences:
- further improvement of measures aimed at countering information technology offences;
- development of cooperation within the framework of the permanent operation aimed at countering information technology crimes "PROXY".

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