The Statement emphasizes that the CSTO member states note their full adherence to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, a unique document based on an agreement between nuclear and non-nuclear countries. "The unconditional and effective fulfillment by all Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons parties of their obligations, embodied in the balanced unity of three fundamental components: disarmament, non-proliferation and peaceful application of atomic energy, contributes to the implementation of common goals and objectives based on humane aspirations to achieve peace."

The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas spoke at a joint meeting of the CIS, the SCO and the CSTO defense ministers on September 4

He said that the escalation of tension, terrorism, the growth of conflict potential in various regions of the world, the buildup of military activities near the borders of the CSTO zone of responsibility required common efforts to counter.