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.

On March 1, in Almaty, the results of the international anti-drug operation of the CSTO “Channel” - “Channel Center” will take place


On March 1, 2019, at the site of the Central Asian Regional Information Coordination Center for Combating Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and their Precursors (Abay Avenue, 52) at 11.30 local time, the next stage of the international anti-drug operation “Channel” - Channel Center.

The meeting will be attended by representatives of law enforcement agencies of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Secretariat of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, representatives of observer states and international organizations.

The operation is aimed at identifying illicit trafficking in synthetic drugs and new types of psychoactive substances, as well as blocking routes for the illicit transportation of drugs in regions directly adjacent to Afghanistan. Taking into account the effectiveness of annual coordinated events, it has been given the status of a permanent regional anti-drug operation (CSTO).

As part of the previous stage of the international special anti-drug operation "Channel" - "Red Barkhan", the main activities of which took place from 10 to 14 September 2018 in the territory of Kazakhstan more than 11 tons of 132 kg of drugs were seized from illegal circulation, including 6 tons of 533 kg of opium and 88 kg of heroin.

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