On 16 February 2024, the CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov met with the Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Murat Nurtleu in Astana. The parties exchanged views on the forthcoming events planned within the framework of Kazakhstan's chairmanship of the CSTO this year.
On 14 February 2024, the CSTO Secretariat hosted an educational seminar (coaching session) on the theme: "Topical issues of Eurasian security", which was attended by heads of departments and experts of the CSTO Secretariat, representatives of the scientific community, as well as students and postgraduates of political science departments of leading Russian universities, including winners of the A.E. Snesarev Prize in Geopolitics and Military Science.
On 14 February 2024, Chief of the Joint Staff of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, Colonel-General Andrei Nikolayevich Serdyukov, held a briefing on the subject: "Main tasks of joint training of the CSTO collective security system's command and control bodies and formations of forces and means for 2024". Representatives of the press services of the defense departments and mass media of the CSTO member states took part in the event via videoconferencing.
On 7 February, participants in a meeting of the chairmen of the committees (commissions) of the parliaments of the CSTO member states, with jurisdiction over international relations, defense and security issues visited the CSTO Joint Staff.
On 7 February, the CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov met with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
STATEMENT of the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Member States on international security issues10.06.2022 Download document 39357fa0b754c4c5529e0bcf4d007437.docx
We, the member states of the CSTO, express our deep concern at the continuing degradation of the international security system.
We consider it important to reaffirm our position on the assertion and strict observance of the principle of equl and indivisible security, enshrined, in particular, at the highest level in several documents of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, including the OSCE Charter for European Security in 1999 and the Astana Commemorative Declaration of the OSCE Summit in 2010. The principle is the inextricable link between the security of
The principle is that the security of each state is inextricably linked to that of all other states and that the security of one state cannot be strengthened at the expense of the security of others.
of other states is inadmissible. It is important to ensure its uniform interpretation among all OSCE participating States.
We emphasize that, in accordance with the documents listed above, no State, group of States or organization can be given primary responsibility for maintaining peace and stability. We are in favour of further strengthening the primary role of the United Nations Security Council in the maintenance of international peace and security entrusted to it by the Charter of the United Nations.
The CSTO member States call for building a world free of war and conflicts, violence and pressure, for the development of comprehensive, equal and mutually beneficial cooperation, and for the achievement of comprehensive, sustainable and cooperative security
taking into account the interests of all states and peoples.
10 June 2022