Imangali Tasmagambetov, the Collective Security Treaty Organization Secretary General, told BELTA news agency correspondent whether the CSTO sought to become a counterweight to NATO, the situation in the East European region of collective security, the role of Belarus in the organization, and what initiative of the President of Belarus had become important and timely for the CSTO.


From 17 to 28 June 2024, at the Academy of Management of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation for representatives of senior staff of foreign states, a special two-week training course on the organization of the activities of law enforcement agencies and special services of the CSTO member states to ensure collective security was held.


The Chairman of the Coordination Council of Heads of Competent Authorities for Countering Illicit Drug Trafficking of Collective Security Treaty Organization member states, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Police Colonel-General Andrei Khrapov, summarized the preliminary results of the subregional anti-drug operation "Channel - Far Eastern Raid".


From 25 to 27 June, the Republic of Kazakhstan hosted the second staff talks on the organization and conduct of the "Indestructible Brotherhood-2024" command-staff training with the CSTO Peacekeeping Forces.

Representatives of defense agencies of the CSTO member states have discussed issues of improving the communication system

Representatives of defense agencies of the CSTO member states have discussed issues of improving the communication system 24.05.2024

On 23-24 May, the CSTO Joint Staff hosted a working meeting of the heads of the communications management bodies of the defense departments of the CSTO member states. It was attended by representatives of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, the CSTO Secretariat, the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, the St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications named after Professor M.A. Bonch-Bruevich and industry.

Addressing the participants in the working meeting, Colonel General Andrei Serdyukov, Chief of the CSTO Joint Staff, noted in particular that the improvement of the system of interstate information cooperation and the CSTO Troops (Collective Forces) management system, the technical basis of which was the communications system, was regarded in the Organization as one of the most important areas. He also noted that the experience of the peacekeeping operation in the Republic of Kazakhstan and joint operational and combat training activities demonstrated the need to coordinate the efforts of the CSTO member states to improve the CSTO communications system. 

The meeting participants have discussed the main results of joint activities in the current year and future directions. Particular attention was paid to the procedure for organizing communications during the joint trainings planned for this autumn in the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republics of Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. Consideration was also given to the use of advanced communications equipment in the contingents of the CSTO Troops (Collective Forces).

The event made it possible to discuss the results of the functioning of the communications system and automated troop control systems and to outline ways of improving the technical basis for the Collective Security Treaty Organization's system of interstate information interaction.

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