The 23rd meeting of the Military Committee on military cooperation development among the CSTO member states under the supervision of the Chairman of the Military Committee, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Army General Valery Gerasimov, took place today via videoconferencing.


From April 8 to 11, 2024, the XXI International Seminar-Meeting on Combined Martial Arts with the heads of combat and physical training of the security ministries and agencies of the CSTO member states took place at the Park Hotel "Horizon", Odintsovo District, Moscow Region.

The event was addressed by Gennady Troislit, the Deputy Head of the Organizational and Planning Department of the CSTO Secretariat, and Oleg Ufimtsev, the President of the Russian Federation of Combined Martial Arts.


On 10 April 2024, the 39th meeting of the Working Group on Afghanistan under the CSTO Ministerial Council was held with the participation of the Acting CSTO Deputy Secretary General Samat Ordabaev and the CSTO Deputy Secretary General Taalatbek Masadykov. The event was also attended by delegations of the Organization’s member states, the Secretariat of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly and representatives of the UN CTO, the UNRCCA, the CIS ATC, the Coordination Service of the CIS Council of Commanders of Border Troops, the SCO RATS and the ICRC.


On 8 April 2024, at the CSTO Secretariat, Imangali Tasmagambetov, the Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, held a working meeting with Roza Otunbayeva, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Afghanistan and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

The Newly appointed CSTO Secretary General Imangali TASMAGAMBETOV was presented to the CSTO Secretariat and members of the Organization's Permanent Council

The Newly appointed CSTO Secretary General Imangali TASMAGAMBETOV was presented to the CSTO Secretariat and members of the Organization's Permanent Council 10.01.2023

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.

Short biographical data   of I.N. Tasmagambetov


The CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zaynetdinov


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