The agenda of the Collective Security Council was approved, five statements were adopted, including on the situation in Afghanistan, and a decision on the establishment of the Coordinating Council on Biosecurity was signed
One day before a joint meeting of the CFM, the CMD, and the CSSC will be held
The meeting of the Committee of Secretaries of the CSTO Security Councils will be held via videoconferencing, which will discuss the challenges and threats to the security of the member states
On November 17, 2020, a meeting of the Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils of the Collective Security Treaty Organization will be held via videoconferencing. The event will be chaired by the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev. The meeting will be attended by the Secretaries of the Security Councils of the CSTO member states and the Secretary General of the Organization Stanislav Zas.
The members of the CSSC will discuss the challenges and threats to the security of the CSTO member states and the agenda of the upcoming meeting of the CSTO Collective Security Council.
In the course of the meeting, it is planned to hear the information of the State Secretary - Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Russia Igor Zubov on the results of the activities of the Coordination Council of the heads of the competent authorities to combat drug trafficking of the CSTO member states, as well as to consider and approve a number of draft Decisions of the CSTO Collective Security Council, which include military and military-technical cooperation, the Peacekeeping Forces and equipping the Collective Rapid Reaction Forces, the CSTO Anti-Drug Strategy and training for the state authorities of the CSTO member states.
It is expected that a Plan for joint training of command and control bodies and formations of the assets of the CSTO Collective Security System for 2021 and a Plan of consultations of representatives of the CSTO member states on foreign policy, security and defense for the second half of 2020 - the first half of 2021 will be signed.
The Collective Security Treaty (CST) was signed on May 15, 1992, in Tashkent. On May 14, 2002, at a session in Moscow, the Collective Security Council adopted a decision to transform the mechanisms and structures of cooperation between the CST member states into an international regional organization – “The Collective Security Treaty Organization”, with an appropriate status. On September 18, 2003, the CSTO Charter entered into force. The Collective Security Treaty Organization includes: the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan.
The CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zaynetdinov