Imangali Tasmagambetov, the Collective Security Treaty Organization Secretary General, told BELTA news agency correspondent whether the CSTO sought to become a counterweight to NATO, the situation in the East European region of collective security, the role of Belarus in the organization, and what initiative of the President of Belarus had become important and timely for the CSTO.


From 17 to 28 June 2024, at the Academy of Management of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation for representatives of senior staff of foreign states, a special two-week training course on the organization of the activities of law enforcement agencies and special services of the CSTO member states to ensure collective security was held.


The Chairman of the Coordination Council of Heads of Competent Authorities for Countering Illicit Drug Trafficking of Collective Security Treaty Organization member states, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Police Colonel-General Andrei Khrapov, summarized the preliminary results of the subregional anti-drug operation "Channel - Far Eastern Raid".


From 25 to 27 June, the Republic of Kazakhstan hosted the second staff talks on the organization and conduct of the "Indestructible Brotherhood-2024" command-staff training with the CSTO Peacekeeping Forces.

The second staff talks on preparations for the CSTO international tactical and special trainings “Cobalt-2024” were held

The second staff talks on preparations for the CSTO international tactical and special trainings “Cobalt-2024” were held 24.05.2024

In Novosibirsk, staff talks were held with participants from the ministries and departments concerned of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the CSTO Secretariat. Within the framework of these talks they have discussed preparations for the special trainings “Cobalt-2024” with the management bodies and formations of the special-purpose forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization's Collective Rapid Reaction Forces.

The meeting participants have reviewed and agreed on the idea of the trainings and the organization of comprehensive support. During the meeting, a reconnaissance of the training areas and the deployment of the leadership and operational headquarters was carried out.

Following the staff talks, the participants reached an agreement on holding the special training “Cobalt-2024” in the second half of 2024.

The heads of delegations of the CSTO member states participating in the second staff talks highly appreciated the preparation and conduct of the event.

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