The CSTO Secretariat expresses serious concern over the aggravation of the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border that arose on July 12, this year, after an armed conflict between units of the armed forces of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan, including the use of heavy armament, which resulted in the dead and the injured. The current situation does not contribute to the normalization of the situation on the border of the two neighboring states, one of which is the Republic of Armenia. The Republic is a member state of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. The situation indicates a violation of the agreements of ceasefire reached at the leadership level of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan.
On July 9, 2020, the CSTO Secretariat hosted the first meeting of the Working Group on the Development of a Concept of Cooperation of the CSTO Member States on Countering Modern Combined Forms of Destructive Impact on the CSTO Member States. The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas took part in the meeting.
Consultations of the CSTO member states on cooperation in arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation issues took place in Moscow
On April 2, 2019, in Moscow, under the chairmanship of the head of the CSTO Secretariat political cooperation department Ara Badalyan, consultations of the CSTO member states delegations “On Cooperation in Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation” with the participation of the CSTO Secretariat representatives were held.
A thorough exchange of views took place on urgent issues and prospects for the further development of the situation in the mentioned field. The approaches of the CSTO member states on nuclear weapons control and non-proliferation issues, preventing an arms race in the space, strengthening and enhancing the effectiveness of existing regimes prohibiting chemical and biological weapons, implementing existing international legal documents and agreements, as well as on issues of interaction in the politico-military dimension of the OSCE, were verified.
The readiness of the CSTO member states to continue the collective efforts to build an international system of reliable, equal and indivisible security for all, restoring trust and mutual respect in interstate relations was confirmed.