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.
Meeting of the CSTO Collective Security Council begins23.11.2023
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.
Greeting his colleagues, Alexander Lukashenko said: "The year has been rapid in terms of the geopolitical situation development. Accordingly, the schedule of our work has been tight. Starting from spring, Belarus has been hosting almost monthly CSTO events: The Council of the Parliamentary Assembly, then intersessional meetings of the statutory bodies at the ministerial level, coordination meetings of the leadership of the relevant state bodies of the CSTO member states to counter transnational threats, such as drug trafficking, illegal migration, emergencies, challenges in the sphere of biological security, cyber security”.
Speaking about the implementation of Belarus' priorities over the past period, Alexander Lukashenko said: "On the domestic front, we sought to enhance the cohesion of the CSTO member states in order to strengthen the Organization itself and ensure security and stability in the area of responsibility. On the external level, our goal was to strengthen the role and significance of the Organization in the system of international relations. Today we can state that the goals set by the Republic of Belarus last November have been achieved on the whole”.
"Undoubtedly, the results of the work are a collective success, the merit of all of us - the parties to the Treaty. We would not have been able to realize what we had planned without the support of our friends and partners for the priorities of the Belarusian Chairmanship," the President stressed.
A plenary session will take place after the conclusion of the meeting in the narrow format.