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 Stanislav Zas participated in the joint meeting of the Council and the fourteenth plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization29.11.2021
On November 29, 2021, the CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas took part in the joint meeting of the Council and the fourteenth plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.
Addressing the audience, the CSTO Secretary General emphasized that the parliamentary dimension is becoming every year an increasingly important factor in the progressive development of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.
In his speech, Stanislav Zas told about the results of the September (2021) session of the CSTO Collective Security Council, measures to counter challenges and threats to collective security and informed the participants about the military and political situation in the CSTO area of responsibility, noting the steady trend towards its aggravation. In more detail Stanislav Zas touched upon such important issues as the build-up of the US and NATO grouping and military infrastructure in the Eastern European region and increased intensity of trainings near the CSTO's western borders, tensions in the south-east of Ukraine. "Today, as we speak, the Republic of Belarus is holding a meeting with the leadership of the Armed Forces with the participation of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces to review the unfolding military and political situation on our western borders. Consideration of the situation in this format speaks of Minsk's high concern about the existing situation, and we share that concern”.
In addition, the speech assessed the situation in the Caucasus and Central Asian region of collective security.
In conclusion, Stanislav Zas informed parliamentarians about the three international treaties signed by heads of state during the September session of the CSTO Collective Security Council and called for maximum assistance to synchronize the process in the parliaments of the Organization member States to complete the internal ratification procedures and to implement these agreements as soon as possible.
On the proposal of Armenian National Assembly Speaker Alen Simonyan the Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin was unanimously elected Chairman of the CSTO PA for another term.
Addressing the audience Vyacheslav Volodin underscored that it was extremely important to continue building the work of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly on the basis of dialogue.
In turn, a member of the Council of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly, Chairman of the the Majlis-i Namoyandagon of the Majlis-i Oli of the Republic of Tajikistan Zokirzoda Mahmadtoir Zoyir spoke about the implementation of the priorities of the presidency of the Republic of Tajikistan in the Collective Security Treaty Organization in 2021.
Alen Simonyan, member of the Council of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly, Chairman of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, informed about the priorities of the Republic of Armenia during his presidency in the CSTO.
Member of the Council of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Andreychenko spoke about protecting elections in the CSTO member States from foreign interference.
Also as margin notes of the joint session of the Council and the fourteenth plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, which took place via videoconferencing, several issues were considered concerning the draft model legislative acts and recommendations made on the initiative of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly Standing Committee on Defense and Security, amendments to the Program of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly on convergence and harmonization of the national legislation of the Organization member States for 2021-2025, as well as the organizational issue of approval of the Chairman of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly Standing Committee on Social, Economic and Legal Issues.
Following the joint session of the Council and the fourteenth plenary session of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly, a number of parliamentarians were awarded a CSTO Parliamentary Assembly Certificate of Merit and a medal "For Strengthening Parliamentary Cooperation in the CSTO" for their productive work.