On 16 February 2024, the CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov met with the Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Murat Nurtleu in Astana. The parties exchanged views on the forthcoming events planned within the framework of Kazakhstan's chairmanship of the CSTO this year.


On 14 February 2024, the CSTO Secretariat hosted an educational seminar (coaching session) on the theme: "Topical issues of Eurasian security", which was attended by heads of departments and experts of the CSTO Secretariat, representatives of the scientific community, as well as students and postgraduates of political science departments of leading Russian universities, including winners of the A.E. Snesarev Prize in Geopolitics and Military Science.


On 14 February 2024, Chief of the Joint Staff of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, Colonel-General Andrei Nikolayevich Serdyukov, held a briefing on the subject: "Main tasks of joint training of the CSTO collective security system's command and control bodies and formations of forces and means for 2024". Representatives of the press services of the defense departments and mass media of the CSTO member states took part in the event via videoconferencing.


On 7 February, participants in a meeting of the chairmen of the committees (commissions) of the parliaments of the CSTO member states, with jurisdiction over international relations, defense and security issues visited the CSTO Joint Staff.


On 7 February, the CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov met with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

The second staff negotiations on the preparation for the operational-strategic exercise "Combat Brotherhood-2019" with the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces and the divisions of material and technical support of the armed forces

In the period from May 21 to May 24, in the Nizhny Novgorod region, at the base of the 333rd Combat Training Center of the Western Military District of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the second staff negotiations were held on the preparation and conduct of a joint exercise with military contingents of the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces (CRRF) “Interaction-2019” and a special exercise “Echelon-2019 " with the forces and means of the logistical support of the CSTO member states.

A group of officers headed by Lieutenant-General Hasan Kaloyev, First Deputy Chief of the CSTO Joint Staff, representatives of the CSTO Secretariat and a delegation of interested ministries and departments from the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Tajikistan took part in the negotiations.

In the course of the staff negotiations, the basics of the plans of the exercises and the order of their conduct, the administration staff of the exercise membership, the CSTO CRRF Command Force, the contingents, the logistics support office, and the organization of comprehensive support were discussed.

The reconnaissance of the exercise areas allowed on-site consideration of the issues of equipping control points, locating management and trainees in field conditions, weapons storage sites, military and special equipment, ammunition, as well as practical procedures for the CSTO CRRF contingents and the logistic support divisions of the CSTO member states.

The "Interaction-2019" and the "Echelon-2019" will be held at the second stage of the joint operational-strategic exercise "Combat Brotherhood-2019", in which military contingents and the formation of special forces and means will work out the preparation and conducting a joint operation to localize a border military conflict in the Eastern European collective security region.

It should be reminded that last year more than 10 thousand people, more than 1500 units of armament and military equipment, including more than 90 units of aircraft, were involved in the joint operational-strategic doctrine “Combat Bratherhood-2018”.

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