On May 24, 2022, under the chairmanship of the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Suren Papikian, a meeting of the Council of Defense Ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization was held via videoconferencing.
The defense ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Lieutenant General Viktor Khrenin), of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Colonel General Ruslan Zhaksylykov), of the Kyrgyz Republic (Lieutenant General Baktybek Bekbolotov), of the Russian Federation (Army General Sergey Shoygu), of the Republic of Tajikistan (Colonel General Sherali Mirzo), as well as the CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas and the Head of the CSTO Joint Staff - Colonel General Anatoly Sidorov participated in the meeting.
On November 5, 2019, the XII plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization was held in Yerevan06.11.2019
On November 5, 2019, the outgoing twelfth plenary meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization was held in Yerevan. The meeting was attended by the CSTO Acting Secretary General, Valery Semerikov.
Assessing the military-political situation in the world, he said that against the backdrop of growing conflict potential, the real danger of dismantling the existing architecture of international security, a crisis of confidence and confrontation, the likelihood of both local and large-scale armed conflicts significantly increases.
In his speech, Valery Semerikov also noted that today there is a very important and great work to implement the decision of the Collective Security Council of the Organization on the status of the CSTO Observer and CSTO Partner.
“I am sure that the creation of these institutions will allow us to work more effectively in many areas of activity, increase the credibility and image of the CSTO on the world stage, ” Valery Semerikov emphasized. “I took this opportunity to note with satisfaction our interaction with the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly and its Secretariat and committees."
The participants in the plenary session unanimously elected Vyacheslav Volodin as Chairman of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly, and Sergey Pospelov, whose duties he had been in charge of since May this year, as its Chairperson.
The CSTO Parliamentary Assembly adopted model legislative acts and recommendations introduced at the initiative of the standing committees of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly:
- CSTO Model Law “On Non-State Entities for Ensuring National Security”;
- on improving the national legislation of the CSTO member states in the field of the functioning of collective peacekeeping forces;
- on approximation of the legislation of the CSTO member states on property confiscation in the interests of combating corruption, the financing of terrorism and other types of crimes;
- on harmonization of the legislation of the CSTO member states on ensuring internal stability and counteracting technologies of external destructive impact, aimed at destabilizing the socio-political situation;
- to provide collective humanitarian assistance in response to emerging crisis situations in the territory of the CSTO member states;
- to improve the national legislation of the CSTO member states in the field of countering the spread of Nazism and its manifestations;
- a recommendation list of corpus delicti and administrative offenses in the field of ensuring the information security of individuals, society and the state for the CSTO member states.
The CSTO Parliamentary Assembly forwarded the adopted model legislative acts and recommendations to the parliaments of the CSTO member states for use in improving the legislation of the Organization's member states.
The parliamentarians made amendments and additions to article 9 of the Provisional Regulation on the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (March 30, 2007).