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».
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.
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.
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 VI Coordination Meeting of the High-Level Representatives the Collective Security Treaty Organization and the International Committee of the Red Cross took place in Geneva26.11.2021
On November 26, 2021, the VI Coordination Meeting of the High-Level Representatives of the Collective Security Treaty Organization and the International Committee of the Red Cross was held at the ICRC headquarters (Geneva).
Prior to the meeting, the CSTO Deputy Secretary General Takhir Khayrulloyev had a meeting with the ICRC Director General Robert Mardini to exchange views on strategic and operational priorities of humanitarian activities relevant to both organizations with respect to conflict regions of mutual interest.
The CSTO Secretariat was represented by the Deputy Secretary General Takhir Khayrulloyev and responsible officials from the CSTO Secretariat and the CSTO Joint Staff. The ICRC was represented by Dominique Stillhart, the Head of the ICRC Directorate for Operations, and heads of structural divisions of the ICRC Headquarters in Geneva and of the ICRC Regional Delegation in the Russian Federation, the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Moldova.
In the course of the Coordination Meeting, the parties have discussed a wide range of issues:
- on key regions of ICRC operational activities and CSTO regions of responsibility;
- on the humanitarian situation in and around Afghanistan, the main threats to security and stability in the region and ways of overcoming them;
- on countering terrorism and violent extremism;
- on the current status and prospects for the development of cooperation with the CSTO Secretariat and the CSTO Joint Staff, the Coordination Council for Emergency Situations and the Working Group on Afghanistan;
- on the results of joint work of our organizations in 2021 and prospects for 2022;
- on the ICRC participation in joint trainings of the forces and means of the CSTO collective security system as regards the use of ICRC proposals on the application of international humanitarian law norms in developing the design of trainings and analysis of their results.
There was a constructive exchange of views on the development of cooperation between the working bodies of the CSTO and the ICRC for the short and long term in order to increase mutual trust and continue the practice of participation in joint activities.
The result of this event was the confirmation of mutual interest in improving the mechanism of interaction between the CSTO and the ICRC and the signing of the Resolution, which confirmed the readiness of the CSTO and the ICRC working bodies to continue their work and develop cooperation to enhance the thematic and expert exchange of views on topics of mutual interest and to ensure closer cooperation between the ICRC and the CSTO in terms of compliance with international humanitarian law.
It was agreed that the next Coordination Meeting will be held in Moscow in 2023.
The CSTO Press Secretary