Separate sections of the Plan deal with the crisis response, the CSTO peacekeeping activities, as well as measures to reduce tensions in the Tajik-Afghan border area. Stanislav Zas stressed that the document provided for the approval of the draft CSTO Special Interstate Policy for strengthening sections of the Tajik-Afghan Border.
The issues of holding meetings of the CSTO statutory bodies in 2021 and trainings of the Collective Forces on the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan were discussed. The CSTO Secretary General and the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan have discussed the situation in the Central Asian region and the implementation of measures to reduce tensions in the Tajik-Afghan border area.
The parties have discussed the holding of a meeting of the CSTO Council of Defense Ministers in Dushanbe this spring, military, military-technical and military-economic cooperation in the CSTO format and the implementation of the priorities of the Tajik side in these areas.
The implementation of the priorities of the Tajik side in the field of countering modern challenges and threats during the presidency in the Organization in 2021 was discussed
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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