On May 24, 2022, under the chairmanship of the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Suren Papikian, a meeting of the Council of Defense Ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization was held via videoconferencing.
The defense ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Lieutenant General Viktor Khrenin), of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Colonel General Ruslan Zhaksylykov), of the Kyrgyz Republic (Lieutenant General Baktybek Bekbolotov), of the Russian Federation (Army General Sergey Shoygu), of the Republic of Tajikistan (Colonel General Sherali Mirzo), as well as the CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas and the Head of the CSTO Joint Staff - Colonel General Anatoly Sidorov participated in the meeting.
The CSTO Secretariat sent to the CSTO Collective Security Council members a draft CSC decision on the completion of the peacekeeping operation in the Republic of Kazakhstan12.01.2022
The Armenian side has notified the CSTO Secretariat that the Chairman of the CSTO Collective Security Council, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan had received an Appeal from the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on the completion of the CSTO peacekeeping mission in the Republic of Kazakhstan from 13 January 2022.
The CSTO Secretariat prepared a draft Decision of the Collective Security Council of the Organization and sent it to the heads of the CSTO member States for approval.
The order of withdrawal of the CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces will be approved by the CSTO Defense Ministers Council, which will hold an extraordinary meeting on January 13, this year, via videoconferencing.
The CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zaynetdinov