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.
The Military Committee meeting on the development of military cooperation of the CSTO member States has been held via videoconferencing on December 808.12.2021
The meeting of the Military Committee on the development of military cooperation of the Collective Security Treaty Organization member States has been held via videoconferencing on December 8, 2021. The meeting was chaired by the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Army General Valery Gerasimov. The meeting was attended by the Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Chief of the CSTO Joint Staff, Colonel General Anatoly Sidorov, and the CSTO Deputy Secretary General Takhir Khayrulloyev.
Challenges and threats to military security in the Eastern European, Caucasus and Central Asian regions of collective security, as well as issues of further development of the Collective Air Forces and the organization of air cover of coalition groupings of troops during their deployment and use in regions of collective security have been discussed. The directions for further work on the improvement of military infrastructure facilities on the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan in the interests of the deployment of coalition groups of the CSTO Collective Forces were defined.
The Armenian side has informed the Military Committee members about the priority directions of the CSTO activities in the military sphere proposed by the Republic of Armenia during its presidency in the Organization in 2022.
The Kyrgyz side provided information on the state bodies of the Kyrgyz Republic operating in the field of defense.
Colonel General Anatoly Sidorov, Head of the CSTO Joint Staff, briefed on progress in involving the CSTO peacekeeping capabilities in the UN peacekeeping activities. He stressed the establishment of the Institute of the Special Representative of the CSTO Secretary General for peacekeeping and the creation of a joint working group of representatives of the Secretariat, the CSTO Joint Staff and the UN Secretariat for peacekeeping issues. In order to study practical experience of peacekeeping operations under UN auspices, now representatives of the CSTO Secretariat and the CSTO Joint Staff are on a working trip to Lebanon to visit the UN peacekeeping mission "UNIFIL". He also noted that procedures had been defined for the training of military observers and staff officers for participation in peacekeeping operations.
The meeting approved the activities of the Mikhailovsky Military Artillery Academy as a basic organization for training military personnel for the CSTO member States in the specialties of missile troops and artillery.
Summarizing the meeting of the CSTO Military Committee, Army General Valery Gerasimov noted that "there was a detailed exchange of opinions on the state of the military and political situation in the regions of collective security.
We have confirmed a common understanding by the general staffs of the armed forces of the CSTO countries of the nature of challenges and threats to military security. We agreed to coordinate joint actions to neutralize them and improve CSTO military capabilities.
Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Valery Gerasimov said: " the priority areas of CSTO activities in the military sphere for the period of the Republic of Armenia's chairmanship in the Organization next year have been reviewed. Instructions have been given for their implementation”.
He also noted that the results of the joint training with the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces "Interaction-2021" were discussed.
Decisions were made to improve the effectiveness of management of this component of the Organization's Collective Forces.
According to the Chairman of the CSTO Military Committee, "the goals of the Military Committee meeting have been achieved, and the results will contribute to strengthening the system of collective security and maintaining regional stability”.