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In an exclusive commentary to Cronos.Asia, the CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov spoke about the progress of the negotiations.

06.06.2024

On June 6, 2024, in Almaty, a meeting of the CSTO Committee of Secretaries of Security Council was held under the chairmanship of the Republic of Kazakhstan. During the meeting, the CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov made a report on the situation in the CSTO area of responsibility and measures aimed at neutralizing challenges and threats to the security of Collective Security Treaty Organization member states.

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Sputnik Armenia reports that the Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan said that he had excellent relations with CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov.

The CSTO CFM was held in Yerevan. Heads of diplomatic missions discussed the state of international and regional security and improvement of CSTO crisis response mechanisms

The CSTO CFM was held in Yerevan. Heads of diplomatic missions discussed the state of international and regional security and improvement of CSTO crisis response mechanisms 10.06.2022
On June 10 this year, under the chairmanship of Ararat Mirzoyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, a regular meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization was held in Yerevan with the participation of CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas.

The meeting was held in the narrow and plenary session format. The heads of diplomatic missions discussed the state of international and regional security and its impact on the security of the member states of the Organization.

Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, Chairman of the CSTO Collective Security Council Nikol Pashinyan received the participants of the meeting. Welcoming, he said: "This year we have a double anniversary - we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Collective Security Treaty and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Collective Security Organization. In this jubilee year it is very pleasant to note that after the covid was restored the dynamics that we have traditionally had. As we have already said, the anniversary is a very good occasion to analyze the path we have covered and to highlight the achievements we had, and talk about the shortcomings."

The CSTO Secretary General informed on the work being carried out by the Secretariat and the CSTO United Staff for the improvement of the Organization's crisis response mechanism in contemporary geopolitical realities. Stanislav Zas noted that this task became especially urgent and dynamic after Armenia announced its priorities in 2021, as well as after the peacekeeping operation in the Republic of Kazakhstan in January of this year.

After the meeting, the Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Secretary General of the CSTO briefed the media on the results of the meeting.

Specifically Stanislav Zas concerning the situation in and around the CSTO area of responsibility said that there is a further increase in international tension and the transformation of political and economic pressure into tools of Western policy towards the member states of the CSTO.

"If characterized as a whole, unfortunately, the situation on the whole perimeter of the CSTO remains tense," he noted.

The CSTO Secretary General informed that the foreign ministers spoke in favor of strengthening the unity of CSTO member states, further increasing the activity of the organization in all three priority areas of its activities - coordination of foreign policy, military cooperation, countering new challenges and threats.

The Council of Ministers for Foreign Affairs adopted a STATEMENT of the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Member States on international security issues. It expresses deep concern about the continuing degradation of the international security system, reaffirms the common position to uphold and strictly observe the principle of equal and indivisible security and stresses the inadmissibility of strengthening the security of some States at the expense of the security of others. The Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the CSTO member States support the further strengthening of the supreme role of the UN Security Council in the maintenance of international peace and security entrusted to it by the UN Charter.

By the decision of the CSTO CFM the Plan of consultations of representatives of member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization on foreign policy, defense and security issues for 2022-2024, which in particular provides for consultations on the coordination of the CSTO member states' positions on international and regional security, the UN and OSCE agenda, as well as on issues of arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation. The activities envisaged in this document will help to harmonize the approaches of member states to the entire range of issues of mutual interest.

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