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.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, met with the Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, Stanislav Zas, who is on a working visit to Armenia.
Nikol Pashinyan welcomed his visit to Yerevan and congratulated him once again on his appointment as CSTO Secretary General. During the meeting, the importance of the CSTO role in ensuring security in the Caucasus region was emphasized. The Head of the Government of Armenia said: “We must continue our consistent efforts to strengthen and increase the effectiveness of the Organization.” He emphasized the importance of close cooperation to confront global challenges and expressed hope that during his tenure Stanislav Zas will be able to achieve solutions to various problems.
The CSTO Secretary General presented to the Prime Minister the programs and priorities of the organization for the near future, including the holding of joint trainings and cooperation with other international organizations.
During the meeting, events dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War were also touched upon, as well as a number of other issues of international and regional importance.