On 13 November 2023, the XVI meeting of the Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization's Consultative Coordination Centre for Responding to Computer Incidents (CSTO CCC) was held in Moscow, with the participation of leading experts and representatives of the national authorized bodies for Responding to Computer Incidents of the CSTO member states.
A meeting of the CSTO Collective Security Council was held in Minsk on 23 November.
The heads of states have discussed in detail current problems of international and regional security and the main results of the activities of the CSTO during the inter-sessional period.
A meeting of the heads of the Collective Security Treaty Organization member states under the chairmanship of the President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has begun in Minsk in the narrow format.
On 22 November 2023, in Minsk, a joint meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers, the Council of Defense Ministers and the Committee of Secretaries of the Security Councils of the CSTO was held. Representatives of the Republic of Armenia did not take part in the meeting.
In accordance with the Action Plan for the implementation of the decisions of the November 20-22 session of the CSTO CSC and the fulfilment of the priority areas of the Organization’s activities, two documents relevant to the stabilization of the situation in the South Caucasus have been developed so far under the chairmanship of the Republic of Belarus.
Extraordinary session of the CSTO Collective Security Council has discussed the situation in connection with the sharp deterioration in certain areas on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan14.09.2022
On September 13, 2022, at the initiative of the Republic of Armenia, the CSTO Chairmanship, an extraordinary session of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization was held via videoconferencing with the agenda "On aggravation of the situation in certain areas on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan and assistance in resolving the situation". Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Japarov, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan Kohir Rasulzoda, State Secretary of the Security Council Alexander Volfovich participated in the meeting.
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia informed the meeting participants about the situation in certain areas on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, where since midnight on September 13, 2022 there have been military clashes with the use of heavy weapons and strike drones, as a result of which there are dead and wounded. The participants of the meeting expressed their condolences to the Armenian side.
There was a detailed and frank exchange of views. All the participants in the CSC meeting expressed their concern at the exacerbation of the situation in the region and called for its settlement exclusively by political and diplomatic means on the basis of the universally recognized principles of international law and the agreements enshrined in the trilateral statements by the leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia of 9 November 2020. The mediation efforts of the Russian Federation aimed at stabilizing the situation in the region were fully supported.
The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin informed the CSC members of the additional practical steps taken by the Russian side to de-escalate the tension that had arisen.
During the session of the Collective Security Council it was agreed to send to the Republic of Armenia a CSTO mission led by the CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas with the participation of the head of the CSTO Joint Staff, Colonel General Anatoly Sidorov and representatives of the CSTO member states to assess the situation, prepare a detailed report to the heads of states at the next session of the Collective Security Council (scheduled in Yerevan this fall).
A proposal was also agreed to create a working group of Secretariat and Joint Staff personnel to continuously monitor the situation in the area of responsibility of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.
The CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zaynetdinov