CSTO

10.08.2020
Dear Alexander Grigorievich, Please accept my most sincere and warm congratulations on your election as the President of the Republic of Belarus. Behind your victory is the authority that you have earned over many years of work at the head of the Republic of Belarus, the talent of a motivated and effective political leader. The Republic of Belarus makes a significant contribution to the activities of the Collective Security Treaty Organization and consistently comes up with initiatives aimed at increasing the efficiency of its activities. The attention and support that you personally provide to the CSTO, your role in making it more dynamic and increasing its international authority are invaluable. Dear Alexander Grigorievich, I wish you with all my heart, good health and new successes in your work at the highest government post.
14.07.2020

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.

https://en.odkb-csto.org/news/news_odkb/kommentariy-sekretariata-odkb-o-situatsii-na-armyano-azerbaydzhanskoy-granitse-voznikshey-12-iyulya-/

09.07.2020

On July 9, 2020, the CSTO Secretariat hosted the first meeting of the Working Group on the Development of a Concept of Cooperation of the CSTO Member States on Countering Modern Combined Forms of Destructive Impact on the CSTO Member States. The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas took part in the meeting.

04.07.2020
The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas took part in celebrations in Minsk on the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus

4f7a1b04-604b-4b73-b8de-96ca6de16e3d.jpgOn July 3, Minsk hosted celebrations dedicated to the Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus, in which the CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas took part. On July 2, he attended a solemn meeting dedicated to this holiday with the participation of the President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. On July 3 he laid flowers at the Victory Monument. 

Also the celebrations were attended by the Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee Sergey Lebedev, the State Secretary of the Union State of the Republic of Belarus and Russia Grigory Rapota and the Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Mikhail Myasnikovich.. 

The ceremonies were attended by the ambassadors of the CSTO member states.

Stanislav Zas also held talks with the heads of power structures of the Republic of Belarus on issues of interaction in the CSTO format. 

The Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus (the Republic Day) is the main holiday of Belarusian statehood. It is celebrated annually on July 3 in honor of the liberation of the capital of the Republic of Belarus Minsk from Nazi invaders in 1944.

The decision to celebrate the Independence Day on July 3 was made during a republican referendum in 1996.

On the Independence Day, the Days of several Belarusian cities are also celebrated.


29.06.2020
The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas took part in breakfast on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory in the Great Patriotic War
Expositions dedicated to the work of Soviet diplomats upon the years of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, the life of a foreign diplomatic corps during the evacuation period, and also the contribution of the Union Republics of the USSR (now the CSTO member states) to the Great Victory were deployed as margin notes of the event. 
23.06.2020
The 15th anniversary of the Coordination Council of the Heads of the Competent Authorities for Countering the Illicit Drug Trafficking (CCBCD) of the CSTO member states
From 2003 to 2020, 30 stages of the operation were carried out. Only from 2017 to 2019 more than 67 tons 600 kg of narcotic drugs, psychotropic and potent substances were seized from illicit trafficking, including: 48 tons 988 kg of opium, 6 tons 665 kg of hashish, 3 tons 737 kg of marijuana, 790 kg of heroin, 691 kg of drugs of synthetic origin.