The CSTO Secretariat expresses serious concern over the aggravation of the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border that arose on July 12, this year, after an armed conflict between units of the armed forces of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan, including the use of heavy armament, which resulted in the dead and the injured. The current situation does not contribute to the normalization of the situation on the border of the two neighboring states, one of which is the Republic of Armenia. The Republic is a member state of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. The situation indicates a violation of the agreements of ceasefire reached at the leadership level of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan.
On July 9, 2020, the CSTO Secretariat hosted the first meeting of the Working Group on the Development of a Concept of Cooperation of the CSTO Member States on Countering Modern Combined Forms of Destructive Impact on the CSTO Member States. The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas took part in the meeting.
The CSTO and the Russian Foreign Ministry signed an amendment to the Agreement on the conditions of stay of the Secretariat of the Organization of the Treaty on Collective Security on the territory of the Russian Federation
April 9th of this year . in Moscow, the Acting Secretary General of the CSTO Valery Semerikov and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Alexander Pankin signed the Second Protocol amending the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Collective Security Treaty Organization on the conditions for the stay of the CSTO Secretariat in the Russian Federation of December 19, 2003.
The amendments provide for clarification of the terms of stay of the CSTO Secretariat, and the provision to the CSTO Deputy Secretaries-General, who are not citizens of the Russian Federation and who do not live there permanently, as well as their family members, have diplomatic status and the corresponding privileges and immunities.
The signing ceremony was also attended by the Deputy Secretary General of the CSTO and P.Tihonovsky A.Sultanov and authorized representatives CSTO member states.