12.04.2024

The 23rd meeting of the Military Committee on military cooperation development among the CSTO member states under the supervision of the Chairman of the Military Committee, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Army General Valery Gerasimov, took place today via videoconferencing.


12.04.2024

From April 8 to 11, 2024, the XXI International Seminar-Meeting on Combined Martial Arts with the heads of combat and physical training of the security ministries and agencies of the CSTO member states took place at the Park Hotel "Horizon", Odintsovo District, Moscow Region.

The event was addressed by Gennady Troislit, the Deputy Head of the Organizational and Planning Department of the CSTO Secretariat, and Oleg Ufimtsev, the President of the Russian Federation of Combined Martial Arts.


10.04.2024

On 10 April 2024, the 39th meeting of the Working Group on Afghanistan under the CSTO Ministerial Council was held with the participation of the Acting CSTO Deputy Secretary General Samat Ordabaev and the CSTO Deputy Secretary General Taalatbek Masadykov. The event was also attended by delegations of the Organization’s member states, the Secretariat of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly and representatives of the UN CTO, the UNRCCA, the CIS ATC, the Coordination Service of the CIS Council of Commanders of Border Troops, the SCO RATS and the ICRC.


08.04.2024

On 8 April 2024, at the CSTO Secretariat, Imangali Tasmagambetov, the Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, held a working meeting with Roza Otunbayeva, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Afghanistan and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).


The VII Coordination Meeting of high-level Representatives of the CSTO Secretariat and the ICRC was held

The VII Coordination Meeting of high-level Representatives of the CSTO Secretariat and the ICRC was held 07.12.2023

On 7 December 2023, in Moscow, the VII Coordination Meeting of high-level representatives of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Secretariat and the International Committee of the Red Cross was held.

The Coordination Meeting was attended by: the Deputy Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Takhir Khairulloyev, the Head of the Directorate of Operations of the International Committee of the Red Cross Martin Schüpp, officials from the CSTO Secretariat and the CSTO Joint Staff, and representatives of the ICRC Regional Delegation in the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus.

The agenda of the Coordination Meeting included a wide range of issues on new humanitarian challenges and the dissemination of knowledge of international humanitarian law, including the participation of the ICRC representatives in the professional training of the CSTO Joint Staff and in joint trainings of the forces and means of the CSTO collective security system.

There was a thorough exchange of views on the development of cooperation between the ICRC and the CSTO for the immediate and more distant future, as well as on the continuation of the practice of the Parties' participation in events organized by the CSTO and the ICRC, including the involvement of the ICRC representatives in the preparation and conduct of joint trainings of the forces and means of the CSTO collective security system.

An important result of the event was the confirmation of mutual interest in improving the mechanism of cooperation between the CSTO and the ICRC on issues of compliance with the provisions of the international humanitarian law applicable in armed conflicts. Specific steps were identified for further broadening and deepening the dialog on humanitarian problems and issues of mutual interest.

The results of the event were reflected in the Resolution of the VII Coordination Meeting, which will determine the main directions of interaction between our Organizations in the near future.

The Parties agreed to hold the next Coordination Meeting in 2025 in Geneva. 



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