On 16 February 2024, the CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov met with the Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Murat Nurtleu in Astana. The parties exchanged views on the forthcoming events planned within the framework of Kazakhstan's chairmanship of the CSTO this year.
On 14 February 2024, the CSTO Secretariat hosted an educational seminar (coaching session) on the theme: "Topical issues of Eurasian security", which was attended by heads of departments and experts of the CSTO Secretariat, representatives of the scientific community, as well as students and postgraduates of political science departments of leading Russian universities, including winners of the A.E. Snesarev Prize in Geopolitics and Military Science.
On 14 February 2024, Chief of the Joint Staff of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, Colonel-General Andrei Nikolayevich Serdyukov, held a briefing on the subject: "Main tasks of joint training of the CSTO collective security system's command and control bodies and formations of forces and means for 2024". Representatives of the press services of the defense departments and mass media of the CSTO member states took part in the event via videoconferencing.
On 7 February, participants in a meeting of the chairmen of the committees (commissions) of the parliaments of the CSTO member states, with jurisdiction over international relations, defense and security issues visited the CSTO Joint Staff.
On 7 February, the CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov met with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
On April 27 and 29, in Dushanbe, meetings of the Council of Defense Ministers and the Committee of Secretaries Security Councils of the CSTO will be held in person23.04.2021
The CMD and the CSSC will discuss challenges and threats to security in the area of responsibility of the Organization
The issues of military security, countering challenges and threats and measures to neutralize them will be discussed at meetings of the Council of Defense Ministers and the Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils of the CSTO . The meetings will be held in person in Dushanbe.
The CMD meeting will be held on April 27, 2021 under the chairmanship of the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Tajikistan, Colonel-General Sherali Mirzo. Nasrullo Mahmudzoda, the Secretary of the Security Council of the Republic of Tajikistan, will chair the CSSC meeting on April 29, this year.
The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav ZAS will take part in the events and will provide information on the situation in the area of responsibility of the Organization and on the issues on the agenda.
In the course of the meetings, plans will be considered for equipping the Collective Rapid Reaction Force (CRRF), joint training of formations of the assets of the collective security system and the Plan of consultations on foreign policy, defense and security for the second half of 2021 - the first half of 2022.
Also on the agenda of the CMD and CSSC meetings is the consideration of the Action Plan dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Collective Security Treaty and the 20th anniversary of the CSTO establishment.
Before the start of the CMD and the CSSC meetings, the Defense Ministers and Secretaries of the Security Councils are expected to be received by the Chairman of the CSTO Collective Security Council, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon.
The Collective Security Treaty (CST) was signed on May 15, 1992 in Tashkent. On May 14, 2002, the Collective Security Council at a session in Moscow decided to transform the mechanisms and cooperation structures of the CST member states into an international regional organization - the “Collective Security Treaty Organization”, giving it 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, and the Republic of Tajikistan, chairing the Organization in 2021.
The CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zaynetdinov