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.
Commentary by the CSTO Deputy Secretary General Valery Semerikov in response to an enquiry by “Russia Today” News Agency05.02.2024
Question: Has the CSTO Special Interstate Policy for strengthening sections of the Tajik-Afghan Border been approved yet? What is its cost and implementation period?
Answer: The Policy is scheduled to be submitted for consideration and approval by the heads of CSTO member states in 2024.
The final need in financial resources for the implementation of the Policy and sources of its financing will be determined during additional consultations of representatives of the CSTO member states, which are scheduled to be held on 27 February 2024”.
The implementation of the measures is expected to take place over a period of 5 years.