The Collective Security Treaty Organization - CSTO - has been operating for 18 years. The Collective Security Treaty itself was signed in Tashkent on May 15, 1992. The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas, who took office earlier this year, told in his first interview to the media whether there was a threat of a military conflict between the CSTO and NATO, what achievements of the organization and prospects for its expansion were, as well as how the bloc is fought against the coronavirus pandemic and whether the military-political situation in the world would change after the end of the epidemic.
On May 15, 1992, the heads of state of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan signed a Collective Security Treaty in Tashkent. This Treaty laid the foundation for the creation of a collective security system in the Eurasian space in the post-Soviet period and became the main document, on the basis of which 10 years later the CSTO was created.
MOSCOW, April 15. / TASS /. The meeting of the Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils of the CSTO countries, originally scheduled for April 16, has been adjourned due to the spread of coronavirus. This was announced to TASS on Wednesday by the organization’s Press Secretary Vladimir Zaynetdinov.
"The meeting of the Committee of Secretaries of CSTO Security Councils was adjourned. It was scheduled for April 16. It was decided to adjourn it to a later date," Zaynetdinov said, adding that the decision was related to the coronavirus pandemic.
For now, Spokesman's Service Department has no information regarding the new meeting date, that will take place as a video-conference meeting.
The date of the meeting of the CSTO Council of Foreign Ministers remains undetermined.
The Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils is an advisory and executive body of the organization for coordinating the interaction of member states in the field of ensuring their national security.
The CSTO includes Russia, the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Tajikistan.