On 20 September 2023, in Bishkek, an international conference on combating terrorism and extremism was held. The event was organized by the State Committee for National Security of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Anti-Terrorist Centre of the CIS member states.


In accordance with the CSTO CCBCD Plan of Basic Activities for 2023, a subregional anti-drug operation "Channel-Perekhvat" was carried out in the territory of the CSTO member states from 11 to 15 September, this year, with a view to suppressing channels for the flow of drugs, their precursors and analogues and new psychoactive and potent substances into the CSTO region of responsibility, neutralizing international transnational drug groups, eliminating clandestine drug production and undermining the economic foundations of the drug business, including the legalization of drug proceeds. The subregional anti-drug operation "Channel-Perekhvat" was carried out in order to legalize drug profits.


The CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov met with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on 14 September 2023.


Within the framework of the chairmanship of the Republic of Belarus in the Collective Security Treaty Organization, a regular Coordination Meeting of Chief Narcologists of the CSTO member states was held in Minsk on 7 September 2023.


On 6 September 2023, in Bishkek, the CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Jeenbek Kulubayev, the Minister of Defense Baktybek Bekbolotov and the Secretary of the country's Security Council Marat Imankulov to discuss topical issues in preparation for the upcoming meetings of the Organization's statutory bodies - the Collective Security Council, the Council of Foreign Ministers, the Council of Defense Ministers and the Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils.

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 Geneva


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

Vladimir Zaynetdinov








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