The Collective Security Treaty Organization - CSTO - has been operating for 18 years. The Collective Security Treaty itself was signed in Tashkent on May 15, 1992. The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas, who took office earlier this year, told in his first interview to the media whether there was a threat of a military conflict between the CSTO and NATO, what achievements of the organization and prospects for its expansion were, as well as how the bloc is fought against the coronavirus pandemic and whether the military-political situation in the world would change after the end of the epidemic.
On May 15, 1992, the heads of state of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan signed a Collective Security Treaty in Tashkent. This Treaty laid the foundation for the creation of a collective security system in the Eurasian space in the post-Soviet period and became the main document, on the basis of which 10 years later the CSTO was created.
The CSTO Permanent Council reviewed proposals for the development of a targeted program to strengthen the Tajik-Afghan border.
January 15th of this year A meeting of the Permanent Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization was held under the chairmanship of Permanent and Plenipotentiary Representative of the Kyrgyz Republic Aman Mambetseitov, in which Valery Semerikov, Acting Secretary General of the CSTO, took part.
A draft Proposal for the development of a draft Target Interstate Program of the Collective Security Treaty Organization to strengthen sections of the Tajik-Afghan border was considered. It was decided to send this document to domestic approval.
During the meeting of the CSTO Permanent Council, plenipotentiaries discussed and finalized the draft List of topics for joint statements in 2019. A draft Statement on the Formation of a Single and Indivisible Security Space was also reviewed. Work on these documents will continue at subsequent meetings of the Permanent Council.
CSTO spokesman Vladimir Zainetdinov
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