The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas took part in the meeting of the Working Group on the Development of the Concept of Cooperation of the CSTO Member States on Countering Modern Combined Forms of Destructive Impact on the CSTO Member States

09.07.2020

On July 9, 2020, the CSTO Secretariat hosted the first meeting of the Working Group on the Development of a Concept of Cooperation of the CSTO Member States on Countering Modern Combined Forms of Destructive Impact on the CSTO Member States. The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas took part in the meeting.

Addressing the participants of the meeting, the CSTO Secretary General noted that the evolution and intensification of challenges and threats to the global security in the modern era forced the CSTO states to act in a coordinated and energetic manner. These challenges and threats are stated directly and openly in the CSTO Collective Security Strategy adopted by the heads of six member states of the Organization of the CSTO Collective Security Strategy for the period until 2025, adopted in 2016 in Yerevan. And the Strategy Implementation Plan approved by the CSTO Collective Security Council (CSC) a year after is aimed to development and filling out the main provisions of this strategic document with new semantic content, formulating prospects for the further CSTO development, strengthening the foundations of its international personality. One of the practical steps in this direction is the development of the Concept of Cooperation of the CSTO Member States on Countering Modern Combined Forms of Destructive Impact on the CSTO Member States.

Stanislav Zas emphasized, that in this context, the members of the Working Group, which included experts from various security sectors from the member states of the Organization, were entrusted with a task to develop an universal document that would preordain the vector of collective efforts of the CSTO states to counter threats to their sovereignty and security in a new historical era for the foreseeble future.



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