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 ratification procedure of documents on the Status of the CSTO Observer and Partner designation and the Protocols on amendments to the fundamental documents of the CSTO has been completed


The ratification procedure of four Protocols on amendments to the Collective Security Treaty document, the CSTO Charter and the Agreement on the Legal Status of the Collective Security Treaty Organization has been completed by all CSTO member states:

- The Second Protocol on Amendments to the Collective Security Treaty of May 15, 1992;

- The Second Protocol on Amendments to the Agreement on the Legal Status of the Collective Security Treaty Organization of October 7, 2002;

- The Second and the Third Protocols on Amendments to the CSTO Charter.

These documents were signed on November 8, 2018, in Astana (now - Nur-Sultan) and they provide, in particular, regulatory and legal changes regarding the composition of the Collective Security Council and the legal status of the CSTO Deputy Secretaries General.

In order to further develop cooperation with states that are not members of the Organization and international organizations, the Third Protocol on Amendments to the Charter of the Collective Security Treaty Organization establishes the legal basis for granting the statuses of the Observer to the CSTO and the Partner of the Organization.

The protocols shall enter into force on January 19, 2021.


The CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zaynetdinov




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