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.
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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