The agenda of the Collective Security Council was approved, five statements were adopted, including on the situation in Afghanistan, and a decision on the establishment of the Coordinating Council on Biosecurity was signed
One day before a joint meeting of the CFM, the CMD, and the CSSC will be held
The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev had a meeting with the CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas
On March 10, this year, in Nur-Sultan, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev had a meeting with the CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas, who arrived to the Kazakh capital on a working visit. The meeting took place at the “Akorda” Residence of the Head of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The Secretary General has reported on the progress of the implementation of the Action Plan for the implementation of the decisions of the CSTO CSC session (December 2, 2020) and the implementation of the priority areas proposed by the Republic of Tajikistan for the period of its chairmanship in the CSTO this year. The parties also discussed the military-political situation in the Central Asian region of collective security and biosecurity problems.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev made a number of proposals on the prospects for the development of the Organization, noting the readiness of the Kazakh side to further strengthen political cooperation within the CSTO and expand its potential.
In the course of the meeting, Stanislav Zas informed about the beginning of the implementation of the initiative of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the establishment of a new institution - the Special Representative of the CSTO Secretary General for peacekeeping in the rank of the CSTO Deputy Secretary General.
The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Secretary General have discussed activities for the joint preparation of the assets of the collective security system in 2021, many of which will be held in the Central Asian region. In particular, on the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan, it is planned to conduct four joint trainings: trainings with the CSTO CRRF "Interaction-2021", a special training with the assets of reconnaissance “Search-2021", trainings with the assets of the Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics units of the Troops (Collective Forces) of the CSTO "Echelon- 2021"and trainings "Cobalt" with the control bodies and formations of special forces from the CSTO CRRF.
In the course of the meeting, they also discussed the main measures to counter challenges and threats in the CSTO format in 2021. The CSTO Secretary General reported to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan that a number of operations were planned to counter terrorism, illegal migration, drug trafficking and to ensure information security. "Currently, a draft List of Measures is being developed to implement the anti-drug strategy of the CSTO member states for 2021-2025," Stanislav Zas said.
The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was informed about the preparation of a draft Action Plan dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Collective Security Treaty and the 20th anniversary of the CSTO (to be celebrated in May 2022).
The CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zaynetdinov