On May 24, 2022, under the chairmanship of the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Suren Papikian, a meeting of the Council of Defense Ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization was held via videoconferencing.

The defense ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Lieutenant General Viktor Khrenin), of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Colonel General Ruslan Zhaksylykov), of the Kyrgyz Republic (Lieutenant General Baktybek Bekbolotov), of the Russian Federation (Army General Sergey Shoygu), of the Republic of Tajikistan (Colonel General Sherali Mirzo), as well as the CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas and the Head of the CSTO Joint Staff - Colonel General Anatoly Sidorov participated in the meeting.

Coordination meeting of the CSTO and the International Committee of the Red Cross will be held in Moscow


On December 17, 2019, the regular fifth High-level Coordination meeting between the Secretariat of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will be held in Moscow.

The CSTO Deputy Secretary General Piotr Tsikhanouski, ICRC Director of the Office of Operations, Dominic Stilhart, responsible executives of the Secretariat and the Joint Staff of the CSTO, heads and staff of structural units of the ICRC headquarters in Geneva and the ICRC Regional Delegation in the Russian Federation, the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Moldova are expected to participate in this meeting.

Based on the positive experience of previous meetings of this level, the CSTO and ICRC representatives intend to continue the course to further deepen the dialogue on humanitarian challenges in zones of armed conflict, create conditions for effective cooperation between the CSTO and the ICRC, as well as to disseminate modern practical and research experience in the field of implementation and the integration of international humanitarian law (IHL).

The agenda of the event is aimed at finding the most optimal forms and methods of response of the two international organizations to modern humanitarian challenges. During the meeting, the parties will exchange views on priorities, activities and humanitarian problem issues relevant to both organizations.

In particular, topics will be discussed on trends in contemporary conflicts, the protection of refugees migrating from zones of armed conflict, and others.

Accreditation of media representatives is before 16:00 of December 16, 2019. The meeting of media representatives will be on December 17, 2019 at 11.00 at the address: Kalanchevskaya str., 21 \ 40, hotel Hilton-Moscow-Leningradskaya, hall of the 1st floor.


The CSTO Press Secretary

Vladimir Zaynetdinov






Press Secretary

of the ICRC regional delegation

in the Russian Federation, the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Moldova

Galina Balzamova





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