On 16 February 2024, the CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov met with the Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Murat Nurtleu in Astana. The parties exchanged views on the forthcoming events planned within the framework of Kazakhstan's chairmanship of the CSTO this year.
On 14 February 2024, the CSTO Secretariat hosted an educational seminar (coaching session) on the theme: "Topical issues of Eurasian security", which was attended by heads of departments and experts of the CSTO Secretariat, representatives of the scientific community, as well as students and postgraduates of political science departments of leading Russian universities, including winners of the A.E. Snesarev Prize in Geopolitics and Military Science.
On 14 February 2024, Chief of the Joint Staff of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, Colonel-General Andrei Nikolayevich Serdyukov, held a briefing on the subject: "Main tasks of joint training of the CSTO collective security system's command and control bodies and formations of forces and means for 2024". Representatives of the press services of the defense departments and mass media of the CSTO member states took part in the event via videoconferencing.
On 7 February, participants in a meeting of the chairmen of the committees (commissions) of the parliaments of the CSTO member states, with jurisdiction over international relations, defense and security issues visited the CSTO Joint Staff.
On 7 February, the CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov met with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
The CSTO Joint Staff held consultations on the draft Plan of joint training of command bodies and formations of forces and means of CSTO collective security system for 202315.12.2021
On December 14, this year, the Joint Staff of the Collective Security Treaty Organization held consultations on the review of the draft Plan of joint training of command bodies and formations of forces and means of the CSTO collective security system for 2023.
The consultations were held under the general supervision of Lieutenant General Anatoly Yakovlev, Head of the CSTO Joint Staff. Representatives of the defense agencies of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, the CSTO Secretariat and the CSTO Joint Staff, as well as special forces units of the internal affairs bodies (police), internal troops (National Guard), security agencies and special services, bodies authorized to prevent and eliminate consequences of emergencies took part in it by videoconferencing.
In the course of the meeting, taking into account proposals by representatives of interested ministries and departments of CSTO member States, measures aimed at increasing the readiness of forces and means of the CSTO collective security system to carry out earmarked tasks were discussed. Preliminary dates, venues, compositions of involved command bodies and formations, as well as those responsible for carrying out planned joint training activities for 2023 were agreed upon.
"The discussion of the proposals and comments received on the draft plan from interested ministries and agencies of the CSTO member States was fruitful and constructive. The parties showed mutual understanding in discussing and refining the content of the draft documents," Lieutenant General Anatoly Yakovlev noted in summarizing the consultations.
The agreed draft plan will be sent to the Organization's member States for domestic approval.