The Collective Security Treaty Organization - CSTO - has been operating for 18 years. The Collective Security Treaty itself was signed in Tashkent on May 15, 1992. The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas, who took office earlier this year, told in his first interview to the media whether there was a threat of a military conflict between the CSTO and NATO, what achievements of the organization and prospects for its expansion were, as well as how the bloc is fought against the coronavirus pandemic and whether the military-political situation in the world would change after the end of the epidemic.
On May 15, 1992, the heads of state of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan signed a Collective Security Treaty in Tashkent. This Treaty laid the foundation for the creation of a collective security system in the Eurasian space in the post-Soviet period and became the main document, on the basis of which 10 years later the CSTO was created.
At the meeting of the CSTO Permanent Council, the Russian side informed about the position of Russia in connection with the US decision to launch the exit procedure
February 5th of this year. A meeting of the Permanent Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization was held under the chairmanship of Aman Mambetseitov, Permanent and Plenipotentiary Representative of the Kyrgyz Republic, in which Valery Semerikov, Acting Secretary General of the CSTO, took part.
Russian representative Andrei Shvedov informed about the position of Russia in connection with the decision of the United States to launch the exit procedure from the Treaty on Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF).
The Permanent Council also reviewed and sent to the interstate agreement documents relating to the activities of the CSTO Council of Ministers of Defense, joint training of the governing bodies and forces and means of the collective security system of the Collective Security Treaty Organization for 2019-2020, logistics of the Troops CSTO and cooperation in the military-economic sphere.
CSTO spokesman Vladimir Zainetdinov
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