On May 16, 2024, the CSTO Secretariat hosted a round table on the theme: “Cooperation in the Information and Analytical Sphere to Address Challenges and Threats to Collective Security Predicting”, timed to coincide with the Press Day in the Republic of Belarus. The event was attended by Alexander Grinevich, Permanent and Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Belarus to the CSTO, Alexander Shpakovsky, Minister Counselor of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus to the Russian Federation, representatives of the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies and the Belarusian media.


15 May marks the 32nd anniversary of the conclusion of the Collective Security Treaty. The document has played an important stabilizing role in the turbulent geopolitical changes in the post-Soviet space and to this day is a key element in ensuring the security of the participating states and maintaining peace and stability in the region.


On 24 April 2024, in Moscow, at the CSTO Secretariat consultations of the CSTO member states under the chairmanship of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the theme: "On topical issues of arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation" took place.

The 21st anniversary of the CSTO Joint Staff establishment


Today is the anniversary of the establishment of the Joint Staff of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. On 28 April 2003, in the city of Dushanbe, the Collective Security Council, guided by the need to establish a military staff body responsible for the implementation of the tasks of the military component of the Collective Security Treaty, decided to establish a permanent working body - the CSTO Joint Staff.

The Joint Staff is entrusted with tasks relating to the formation, functioning and use of the Troops (Collective Forces), the preparation and conduct of joint operational and combat training activities together with the defense agencies of the Organization's member states, military and technical cooperation, the coordination of joint training of personnel and specialists for the armed forces of the member states, and the organization of the functioning of the CSTO Crisis Response Centre.

The main efforts in the activities of the multinational team of the Joint Staff, headed by Colonel General Andrei Serdyukov, are focused on organizing the implementation of decisions by the heads of the CSTO member states and heads of defense agencies on the development of the military component of the Organization.

Particular attention is being paid to the further improvement of the forces and means of the CSTO collective security system. The CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces, the CSTO Peacekeeping Forces, the CSTO Collective Aviation Forces and the CSTO Collective Rapid Deployment Forces for the Central Asian region are being further developed.

Targeted work is continuing to improve the regulatory legal framework governing the training and use of the CSTO Troops (Collective Forces), the organization of command, logistical and medical support, the simplification of procedures for the transportation of national formations and their equipping with modern and advanced models of weapons, military and special equipment.

The priority tasks of the CSTO Joint Staff are also the high-quality preparation and successful conduct of joint operational and combat training activities, including a set of joint and special trainings planned for this fall on the territories of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Tajikistan.

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