In an exclusive commentary to Cronos.Asia, the CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov spoke about the progress of the negotiations.


On June 6, 2024, in Almaty, a meeting of the CSTO Committee of Secretaries of Security Council was held under the chairmanship of the Republic of Kazakhstan. During the meeting, the CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov made a report on the situation in the CSTO area of responsibility and measures aimed at neutralizing challenges and threats to the security of Collective Security Treaty Organization member states.

Sputnik Armenia reports that the Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan said that he had excellent relations with CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov.

On the anniversary of the Collective Security Treaty signing


15 May marks the 32nd anniversary of the conclusion of the Collective Security Treaty. The document has played an important stabilizing role in the turbulent geopolitical changes in the post-Soviet space and to this day is a key element in ensuring the security of the participating states and maintaining peace and stability in the region.

As part of increasing the level of cooperation between brotherly countries, a historic decision was taken in 2002 to give the Collective Security Treaty the status of an international regional organization - the CSTO, which today unites six states - Russia, the Republics of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic.

Thanks to joint efforts, in a relatively short period of time the Collective Security Treaty Organization has established itself as a reputable multidisciplinary structure effectively addressing the tasks assigned to it in its area of responsibility. A vivid confirmation of the CSTO's maturity was the coordinated actions of its member states to assist the Republic of Kazakhstan in stabilizing the internal political situation in January 2022. On the basis of the experience of this peacekeeping operation, the leaders of the member states subsequently adopted a number of important decisions to improve the CSTO crisis response system aimed at enhancing the clarity, coherence and speed of the implementation of joint measures.

Guided by the CSTO Collective Security Strategy for the period up to 2025, the Organization's member states are consistently expanding allied cooperation. Foreign policy coordination is being strengthened. Efforts are being stepped up to combat international terrorism and extremism, illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, organized transnational crime and illegal migration.

New areas of cooperation – in the spheres of information and biological security –are progressively developing.

The allies pay particular attention to strengthening the Organization's force potential and improving the combat training and coherence of the CSTO Collective Security Forces contingents. This year, a set of joint trainings will be held with a focus on ensuring security in Central Asia on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Tajikistan.

As the CSTO's peacekeeping component develops, the necessary conditions are being formed for the Organization to join United Nations peace operations.

The CSTO is focused on expanding its external relations and involving third countries and international organizations active in the field of security, including in the status of observers and partners of the Organization, in areas of mutual interest.

Prospects for the further development of multifaceted allied cooperation within the CSTO, the enhancement of its capabilities and measures to neutralize challenges and threats to the security of the member states are to be discussed at the forthcoming meetings of the CSTO Council of Defense Ministers, the Committee of Secretaries of Security Council and the Council of Foreign Ministers in May-June 2024 in the Republic of Kazakhstan.


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