On 20 September 2023, in Bishkek, an international conference on combating terrorism and extremism was held. The event was organized by the State Committee for National Security of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Anti-Terrorist Centre of the CIS member states.
In accordance with the CSTO CCBCD Plan of Basic Activities for 2023, a subregional anti-drug operation "Channel-Perekhvat" was carried out in the territory of the CSTO member states from 11 to 15 September, this year, with a view to suppressing channels for the flow of drugs, their precursors and analogues and new psychoactive and potent substances into the CSTO region of responsibility, neutralizing international transnational drug groups, eliminating clandestine drug production and undermining the economic foundations of the drug business, including the legalization of drug proceeds. The subregional anti-drug operation "Channel-Perekhvat" was carried out in order to legalize drug profits.
The CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov met with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on 14 September 2023.
Within the framework of the chairmanship of the Republic of Belarus in the Collective Security Treaty Organization, a regular Coordination Meeting of Chief Narcologists of the CSTO member states was held in Minsk on 7 September 2023.
On 6 September 2023, in Bishkek, the CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Jeenbek Kulubayev, the Minister of Defense Baktybek Bekbolotov and the Secretary of the country's Security Council Marat Imankulov to discuss topical issues in preparation for the upcoming meetings of the Organization's statutory bodies - the Collective Security Council, the Council of Foreign Ministers, the Council of Defense Ministers and the Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils.
The Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Belarus: the CSTO has transformed from a defensive union to a modern multifunctional organization10.02.2022
February 9 /BELTA/. The CSTO has transformed from a defensive union to a modern multifunctional organization over the last 20 years, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Sergei Aleinik said in his speech at the conference "Collective Security in a New Era: the CSTO Experience and Prospects,” which is taking place in Moscow today in the “Valdai” International Discussion Club with the support of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
The Deputy Foreign Minister's address was read by the Belarus permanent and plenipotentiary representative to the CSTO Vyacheslav Remenchik. "For the last 20 years since the CSTO foundation we have come through a considerable and very difficult way of transformation, from an essentially defensive union to the modern multifunctional security organization, which has real tools and collective mechanisms for the fight against a wide range of modern challenges and threats and powerful collective potential for progressive development and improvement in all directions," the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Belarus stated.
He is convinced that global turbulence and instability, conflicts and crisis phenomena both in the CSTO area of responsibility and on the perimeter of the borders of its member States dictate the need to strengthen the organization and improve the mechanisms capable of responding adequately and effectively to the dynamics of contemporary challenges and threats.
"In the political sphere it is a consistent strengthening of the international authority of the CSTO; development of interaction with international organizations – the UN, the OSCE, the CIS, the SCO - in areas of mutual interest," Sergei Aleinik noted. - "Particular attention should be paid to the development of the Observers under the CSTO and the CSTO Partners to improve the system of external relations of the organization and enhance its ability to strengthen international and regional security. At the same time, as a priority, it is necessary to form mechanisms of CSTO public diplomacy and permanently develop public institutions under the organization.
"Of course, along with the development of the political direction of the organization, the main task remains the improvement of the system of response to crisis situations in the regions of collective security of the CSTO, emerging both through external and internal sources of threats," the Deputy Minister pointed out.
According to him, further improvement of the readiness of CSTO Troops (Collective Forces) and expansion of their range of operational, combat and technical capabilities, including for counterterrorist and peacekeeping operations, remains an unchanged priority. "Along with the improvement of counter-terrorism, the mechanisms of collective counteraction to the illegal transit of drugs, illegal migration and transnational crime and threats in cyberspace, the organization has to quickly turn into practice a new statutory area of activity related to the protection of citizens and the territory of the CSTO member States against biological threats," the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Belarus said.