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).

On the results of the extraordinary session of the CSTO Collective Security Council on the situation in Afghanistan and its impact on the security of the CSTO member States

On August 23, 2021, under the chairmanship of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Chairman of Collective Security Council of Collective Security Treaty Organization Emomali Rahmon, an extraordinary session of the Collective Security Council was held via videoconferencing.

The President of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Chairman of the CSTO Collective Security Council Emomali Rahmon, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, the President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Kemelevich Tokayev, the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Nurgojoyevich Japarov, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Vasilevich Zas participated in the session.

The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev participated in the session as an invited guest. The Collective Security Council members held a thorough exchange of views on the situation in Afghanistan and its impact on the security of CSTO member States. In the course of the session, the member nations noted with concern the drastic deterioration of the situation in Afghanistan. They stressed the importance of responsible restoration of state authority in Afghanistan through an inclusive peaceful dialogue, taking into account the interests of all social, political, ethnic and confessional groups of the country. In the course of the session, it was noted that the political regime in Afghanistan had to be based on the free will of the entire Afghan people. The rigorous consideration, safeguarding and protection of the sociopolitical interests of all segments of society was vital to the sustainability of any Afghan government.

In view of the increasing presence of militants of international terrorist organizations in Afghanistan, who are using that country as a fallback ground for their further activities and expansion, the CSTO member States have agreed to make additional efforts to develop cooperation in counteracting the challenges and threats emanating from the territory of Afghanistan. An agreement was reached to speed up the adoption of the Special Interstate Policy to strengthen the parts of the Tajik-Afghan border, proposed by the Republic of Tajikistan within the CSTO framework. The Collective Security Council members agreed to continue exchanging views on the situation in Afghanistan in the course of the upcoming CSTO summit in Dushanbe on September 16.

The extraordinary session was followed by an online briefing by the CSTO Secretary General on the military and political situation in and around the area of responsibility of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the results of CSTO activities in 2020 and the tasks for 2021.  
The broadcast of the briefing can be viewed at the link on the resource of the International Multimedia Press Center of the "Russia Today" media group.

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