On 20 September 2023, in Bishkek, an international conference on combating terrorism and extremism was held. The event was organized by the State Committee for National Security of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Anti-Terrorist Centre of the CIS member states.


In accordance with the CSTO CCBCD Plan of Basic Activities for 2023, a subregional anti-drug operation "Channel-Perekhvat" was carried out in the territory of the CSTO member states from 11 to 15 September, this year, with a view to suppressing channels for the flow of drugs, their precursors and analogues and new psychoactive and potent substances into the CSTO region of responsibility, neutralizing international transnational drug groups, eliminating clandestine drug production and undermining the economic foundations of the drug business, including the legalization of drug proceeds. The subregional anti-drug operation "Channel-Perekhvat" was carried out in order to legalize drug profits.


The CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov met with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on 14 September 2023.


Within the framework of the chairmanship of the Republic of Belarus in the Collective Security Treaty Organization, a regular Coordination Meeting of Chief Narcologists of the CSTO member states was held in Minsk on 7 September 2023.


On 6 September 2023, in Bishkek, the CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Jeenbek Kulubayev, the Minister of Defense Baktybek Bekbolotov and the Secretary of the country's Security Council Marat Imankulov to discuss topical issues in preparation for the upcoming meetings of the Organization's statutory bodies - the Collective Security Council, the Council of Foreign Ministers, the Council of Defense Ministers and the Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils.

The CSTO Secretary General spoke at a meeting of the Committee on CIS Affairs of the Russian State Duma

The CSTO Secretary General spoke at a meeting of the Committee on CIS Affairs of the Russian State Duma 20.01.2022

On January 20, this year, the Collective Security Treaty Organization Secretary General Stanislav Zas took part in a meeting of the Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. The meeting was also attended by the chairmen of the Committees on Defense, Security and Counteraction to Corruption.

The CSTO Secretary General briefed the deputies on the situation in the Eastern European, Caucasus and Central Asian regions of the CSTO collective security and outlined the threats emanating from the territory of Afghanistan. Stanislav Zas stressed the need to assist the Republic of Tajikistan in deterring potential threats.

He also spoke about the organization's activities in foreign policy coordination, military cooperation, and countering challenges and threats.

The CSTO Secretary General separately informed deputies about the results of the peacekeeping operation in the Republic of Kazakhstan. "The operation was successfully completed, all contingents of the CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces have completely withdrawn from the country and returned to their permanent bases. There are no casualties among the personnel, weapons and military equipment," Stanislav Zas noted. He also reported that the rapid deployment of the CSTO CPF in accordance with Articles 2 and 4 of the Collective Security Treaty, at the request of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, helped to quickly turn the tide in the Republic of Kazakhstan and restore stability and constitutional order in the country. The UN Security Council was notified of this decision, as well as the Secretaries General of the OSCE and the SCO," he said.

After the speech of the CSTO Secretary General there was an exchange of views on the activities of the CSTO and its parliamentary component, the CSTO PA.


The CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zaynetdinov




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