The Collective Security Treaty Organization - CSTO - has been operating for 18 years. The Collective Security Treaty itself was signed in Tashkent on May 15, 1992. The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas, who took office earlier this year, told in his first interview to the media whether there was a threat of a military conflict between the CSTO and NATO, what achievements of the organization and prospects for its expansion were, as well as how the bloc is fought against the coronavirus pandemic and whether the military-political situation in the world would change after the end of the epidemic.
On May 15, 1992, the heads of state of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan signed a Collective Security Treaty in Tashkent. This Treaty laid the foundation for the creation of a collective security system in the Eurasian space in the post-Soviet period and became the main document, on the basis of which 10 years later the CSTO was created.
These days the main efforts in cooperation of the CSTO and the UN in the peacekeeping sphere are aimed at using the potential of police units and units to serve in UN peacekeeping and special political missions.
On April 24, 2019, on the VIII Moscow Conference on International Security (Moscow), a working meeting was held between the Acting CSTO Secretary General Valery Semerikov and the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, the Head of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix.
Deputy Secretary General of the CSTO Piotr Tsikhanouski, the Head of the Military Affairs Department of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations of the UN Secretariat, as well as other UN representatives and the CSTO Secretariat also took part in the working meeting.
An exchange of views took place on possible ways of implementing "The Road Map" for embedding CSTO peacekeeping resources in the UN global efforts in the field of international peacekeeping. The parties reaffirmed the desirability of concentrating the main efforts on using the potential of police units and units to serve in UN peacekeeping and special political missions.
One of the important results of the meeting is a confirmation of mutual interest in long-term cooperation with the UN in a number of key areas, including primarily the use of peacekeeping potential in global anti-crisis activities.
CSTO press secretary Vladimir Zainetdinov
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