The 23rd meeting of the Military Committee on military cooperation development among the CSTO member states under the supervision of the Chairman of the Military Committee, 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, took place today via videoconferencing.


From April 8 to 11, 2024, the XXI International Seminar-Meeting on Combined Martial Arts with the heads of combat and physical training of the security ministries and agencies of the CSTO member states took place at the Park Hotel "Horizon", Odintsovo District, Moscow Region.

The event was addressed by Gennady Troislit, the Deputy Head of the Organizational and Planning Department of the CSTO Secretariat, and Oleg Ufimtsev, the President of the Russian Federation of Combined Martial Arts.


On 10 April 2024, the 39th meeting of the Working Group on Afghanistan under the CSTO Ministerial Council was held with the participation of the Acting CSTO Deputy Secretary General Samat Ordabaev and the CSTO Deputy Secretary General Taalatbek Masadykov. The event was also attended by delegations of the Organization’s member states, the Secretariat of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly and representatives of the UN CTO, the UNRCCA, the CIS ATC, the Coordination Service of the CIS Council of Commanders of Border Troops, the SCO RATS and the ICRC.


On 8 April 2024, at the CSTO Secretariat, Imangali Tasmagambetov, the Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, held a working meeting with Roza Otunbayeva, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Afghanistan and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas had a meeting with the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus. The preparation of the CMD meeting and the situation in the responsibility area of the Organization were discussed


On April 13, this year, in Moscow, the CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas had a meeting with the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus - First Deputy Defense Minister of the Republic of Belarus, Major General Viktor Gulevich.

In the course of the meeting, the parties discussed the preparations for the upcoming meeting of the CSTO Council of Defense Ministers in Dushanbe at the end of April, exchanged views on challenges and threats in the CSTO regions of responsibility and beyond, discussed the results of the Organization's work in the past year and the tasks assigned to it in the field of military cooperation at the near future.

The Secretary General noted the further need to equip the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces (CRRF) with modern weapons, military and special equipment, as well as to expand cooperation between the CSTO and international and regional organizations. For example, he noted the development of a dialogue with the UN on the issue of embedding the CSTO peacekeeping potential in the UN peacekeeping activities.

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