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 Secretariat held a meeting with media representatives on the occasion of the Press Day in Russia15.01.2024
On 15 January 2024, the CSTO Secretariat hosted a meeting with representatives of leading news agencies, periodicals and television channels on the occasion of the Press Day in Russia. The event was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.
The parties had a thorough and interested exchange of views on the role and place of the CSTO in the sphere of Eurasian security and the priorities of the Organization’s information policy. Yury Shuvalov, Head of the Information and Public Relations Department of the CSTO Secretariat, conveyed a congratulatory message to the media representatives on behalf of the CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov, spoke about the information, analytical and forecasting activities of the Organization, its cooperation with leading research centers in the member states and outlined the areas of work for 2024. In this context, the importance of cooperation with partner international organizations such as the SCO, the CIS, the EAEU and the BRICS was underlined.
Yury Shuvalov announced the launch of new media projects within the CSTO. One of them is the organization of the School of Young Newsmakers with the support of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry. The Centre for Socially Conservative Politics is expected to be one of the venues. It is also planned to support authors of scientific works on Eurasian security issues. To this end, it is planned to use the analytical media publication "Allies. CSTO", in which the best studies will be published. At the end of the year, their authors will receive awards in various categories.
Similar events are planned for the Press Days in other member states of the Organization.