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 CSTO PA Council has adopted a Statement on the Development of Artificial Intelligence Technologies



of the Council of the Parliamentary Assembly 

of the Collective Security Treaty Organization 

in connection with the development of artificial intelligence technologies 

We, the members of the Council of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Parliamentary Assembly, 

observing the high rates of spread of artificial intelligence (hereinafter - AI) technologies as a kind of information and communication technologies (ICT), 

noting that many states of the world have declared the development of AI technologies among the priorities of their domestic and foreign policy, 

adopting their own AI strategies, emphasizing that the development of AI technologies is already influencing international policy, 

recognizing that AI technologies can be widely applied to achieve sustainable development goals, to address global challenges, including climate change, poverty alleviation, cross-border crime and terrorism, 

sharing at the same time the concern that AI, as a form of ICT, is becoming a new vulnerability factor in the international security system, ranging from destructive influence on mass consciousness, provoking conflict potential in society to interfering with the critical infrastructure of states and security systems, 

emphasizing in this regard the urgent need for a global consensus on safe, secure and reliable AI systems, 

declare the following. 

1. We welcome strategic planning documents of states that define exclusively humane goals of using AI to increase the welfare and quality of life of the population, ensure national security and law enforcement, and enhance economic competitiveness. 

2. We advocate that the development and use of AI technologies in the civilian sphere should be regulated, controlled, safe, reliable and aimed at solving the most important problems of society and humanity. 

3. We believe that consideration of the issues of international regulation of the development and use of AI in the civil sphere should be carried out under the auspices of the UN in an interstate format, based on due consideration of the interests of all countries of the world. 

4. We consider inadmissible the politicization of the issue of AI technologies and their regulation, as well as the creation of artificial restrictions on access to these technologies and the infrastructure necessary for their development. 

5. We call for active international cooperation on a non-discriminatory basis in the development and application of AI in the civil sphere, as well as in the construction of the infrastructure necessary for the development of AI. 

6. We call for active implementation and use of the achievements of the CSTO member states in the field of AI, development of national software in the field of big data, strengthening of information and cognitive security, control of data circulation in order to avoid damage to national security and interests of citizens. 

7. We declare our intention to do everything in the power of the CSTO member states to create a comfortable jurisdiction in the CSTO area of responsibility for the development of AI. We note the timeliness of elaborating recommendations for the CSTO member states to create mutually beneficial principles for the development of national legislation in the field of formation and use of big data and in the field of creation of artificial intelligence and robotics in order to ensure national security. We call on the parliaments of the countries of the world to work together in this direction. 

8. We are convinced that the technological world of the future must be multipolar, built on the basis of mutual respect, trust and cooperation. We are ready to jointly promote this approach with interested States and their associations.

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