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 CSTO Secretary General has informed the heads of CSTO member States on the completion of withdrawal of peacekeeping contingents from the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan19.01.2022
There have been no casualities of personnel
On January 19, this year, the CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas informed members of the CSTO Collective Security Council about the completion of the withdrawal of contingents of the Organization's Collective Peacekeeping Forces from the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The telegram sent to the heads of States reads: "Pursuant to the CSTO Collective Security Council decision “On the completion of the peacekeeping operation in the Republic of Kazakhstan”, the withdrawal of military contingents of CSTO member States from the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan has been completed and the units have arrived at their permanent deployment sites in an orderly manner and on time. There have been no casualities of personnel, weapons and military equipment”.
Stanislav Zas expressed gratitude to each member of the CSC for their personal participation in making critical collective decisions for the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Collective Security Treaty Organization, appreciation for coordinated and accurate actions, courage and combat skills of the peacekeeping contingents. "They carried out their tasks with dignity and honor during the peacekeeping operation in the Republic of Kazakhstan," the CSTO Secretary General noted.
Special appreciation was expressed to the Military Transport Aviation of the Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation and the Command of the Airborne Troops. The Kazakhstan was thanked for creating the necessary conditions for the deployment of the CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces.
Colonel General Andrei Serdyukov, commander of the CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces in the Republic of Kazakhstan, arriving at the “Chkalovskiy” airfield in the Moscow Region after completing his mission, 1901.2022. Russian Ministry of Defense photo
The CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zaynetdinov