05.08.2022

In accordance with the Plan for joint training of command bodies and formations of the forces and means of the CSTO collective security system for 2022, a set of measures was taken to improve the readiness of special forces formations that are part of the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces (CSTO CRRF formations of special forces) for use as intended.
During the period from 2 to 5 August of this year, on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic, tactical and special trainings with special units belonging to the CSTO CRRF formations of special forces under the code name "Cobalt-2022" were conducted in two stages.22».

04.08.2022

The CSTO Secretariat is concerned by the information about the armed clashes that took place in Nagorno-Karabakh and resulted in human casualties. I express my deep condolences to the families and friends of the fallen servicemen. We urge the parties to the conflict to refrain from the use of force and to use only diplomatic methods to overcome their differences.

03.08.2022

On August 3, 2022 in the Kyrgyz Republic, at the “Edelweiss” training range in Balykchy, the opening ceremony of the tactical and special training "Cobalt-2022" with the special forces formations included in the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces (CRRF) took place.

26.07.2022

On August 2-5, this year, in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic, in accordance with the Plan of joint training of the forces and means of the CSTO collective security system, a tactical and special training with the formations of special forces included in the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces (CSTO CRRF formations of special forces) will take place.

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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