The Newly appointed CSTO Secretary General Imangali TASMAGAMBETOV was presented to the CSTO Secretariat and members of the Organization's Permanent Council10.01.2023
Imangali Nurgalievich TASMAGAMBETOV, appointed by the CSTO Collective Security Council to the post of Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, was presented by Alexander Volfovich, Chairman of the Committee of Secretaries of Security Council (CSSC) and State Secretary of the Security Council on January 10, 2023.
"The candidacy of Imangali Nurgaliyevich Tasmagambetov for this high post was nominated by the leadership of the Republic of Kazakhstan and approved by a decision of the CSTO Collective Security Council on November 23, 2022. He will serve for three years until December 31, 2025," Alexander Volfovich said. He noted that Tasmagambetov held various government positions in the Republic of Kazakhstan in different years, he was Assistant to the President of Kazakhstan, the head of the Presidential Administration, headed the Government of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Education and Culture, and was Kazakhstan's Ambassador to Russia.
"I would especially like to note Imangali Nurgaliyevich's experience in the military and diplomatic sphere, which will certainly be in demand during the leadership of the CSTO, the key task of which is to ensure collective security. His vast experience as a politician and statesman allows us to be confident in the successful realization of the responsible mission of Secretary General of the CSTO entrusted to him. This will give a new impetus to our Organization in today's difficult times, increase the effectiveness of its response to contemporary challenges and threats, as well as strengthen the role and place of the CSTO in the system of international organizations responsible for maintaining regional security," the CSSC Chairman stressed.
Addressing the members of the Permanent Council and Deputy Secretaries General, Chief of the Joint Staff and heads of subdivisions of the CSTO Secretariat, Imangali Tasmagambetov said that his appointment as CSTO Secretary General was a great honor and a great responsibility. "I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to the heads of CSTO member states for the trust to head the Organization's working structure. The world is witnessing major geopolitical challenges, and very complex political, economic and other problems have to be solved. The CSTO faces no less complex tasks. All these challenges and problems affect the key role of our Organization, its authority and ability to be an effective mechanism to ensure regional security. Its further prestige and efficiency depend on us. Despite all the challenges, I am deeply convinced that there is no alternative for the CSTO, it is capable of handling the tasks entrusted to it," new CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov said.
Imangali Tasmagambetov and Alexander Volfovich also had a bilateral meeting. The sides have discussed current international and regional security issues, exchanged views on the situation in the CSTO area of responsibility, discussed current challenges and threats in the Eastern European, Caucasus and Central Asian regions of collective security. Particular attention was paid to the coordination of efforts aimed at implementing the CSTO priorities in 2023.
The CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zaynetdinov
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