12.10.2010
Session of the Collective Security Council "Moscow - December 2010"

Session of the Collective Security Council "Moscow - December 2010"

12.10.2010 CSTO Collective Security Council Meeting

December 10, 2010, 16:15 Moscow, the Kremlin

The heads of the CSTO member states discussed the results of the organization’s work in 2010. The focus is on measures to improve the effectiveness of crisis response mechanisms, to strengthen the security of the participating countries and the region as a whole.

Opening the meeting, Dmitry Medvedev stressed the importance of the role of the Collective Rapid Reaction Forces and the CSTO peacekeeping contingent in preventing crises.

The President of Russia also noted the high results of joint military exercises held in 2010 and operations to combat the spread of drugs, counter illegal migration and prevent the criminal use of the Internet.

During the meeting, issues of strengthening the regulatory framework of the CSTO, prospects for the development of military-technical cooperation of the member countries of the organization were touched upon. Following the meeting, a package of joint documents was signed.

The meeting was attended by President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmon, President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, President of the Kyrgyz Republic in transition Roza Otunbayeva, Secretary General of the CSTO Nikolai Bordyuzha.


Opening Remarks at a CSTO Collective Security Council Meeting

D.MEDVEDEV: Dear colleagues!

I am pleased to welcome you to the plenary meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. I propose to consider our meeting open and wish you all successful and productive work.

During the time that has passed since the previous summit - it was June 2009 - we took certain important steps in strengthening the security of our countries and the region as a whole. Russia as the country chairing the Collective Security Council at that time focused attention, I recall, on the creation of the CSTO crisis response mechanism. And we have prepared such a mechanism. The events in Kyrgyzstan clearly showed that it is necessary to increase the efficiency of our organization in countering contemporary challenges. It was for this purpose that decisions were made in Yerevan on amending our statutory documents.

A landmark event was also the creation of the CRRF [Collective Rapid Reaction Force] of 20,000 people. Joint exercises “Interaction-2009” in Kazakhstan and “Interaction-2010” in Russia showed that they already have quite good potential and represent a regional force that can neutralize potential threats.

The formation of an organization’s peacekeeping force, which employs 3.5 thousand people, is being completed; preparations are being made for peacekeeping operations, including taking into account the signed declarations of cooperation. The anti-drug operation “Channel” (today we talked about this in a narrow composition), Operation “Nelegal”, which is connected with countering illegal migration, and Operation “Proxy”, which concerns the prevention of criminal use of Internet space, is very productive; show recent events. Military technical cooperation is reaching a new level, a whole package of documents has been prepared for the session.

We held a private meeting, in my opinion, very productive and energetic. We discussed in a very frank manner the documents submitted for signature. Accordingly, each country has its own position on this issue.

I wish our Belarusian partners success in strengthening the organization given the fact that today the chairmanship of the CSC [Collective Security Council] is transferred to Belarus. Alexander G. has already chaired the narrow composition.

Of course, we expect that all those initiatives that have been put forward, including the current Belarusian initiative, which will be supplemented, will be developed.


Declaration of the Member States of the Collective Security Treaty Organization

December 10, 2010

The member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization reaffirm their determination to exert maximum efforts to ensure peace, prevent armed conflicts, peacefully resolve disputes, and counter the challenges and threats to international security and stability at the beginning of the 21st century. This is of particular importance in the year of the 65th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 and the end of the Second World War.

In order to achieve their goals, the CSTO member states invariably follow the principles enshrined in the UN Charter, the Helsinki Final Act, adhere to the collective line on key issues of world development, as well as regional issues affecting the stability and security of member states.

In the field of international security, disarmament and arms control, the CSTO gives priority to strengthening the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, the early entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, the prevention of nuclear terrorism, the development of fissile material cut-off treaties or other nuclear explosive devices and to prevent the placement of weapons in outer space, as well as to restore bnosti, strengthening and modernizing the legally binding regime of conventional arms control in Europe, improvement and development of confidence-building measures and security in the OSCE region, including the updating of the Vienna Document 1999.

The CSTO member states welcome the signing on April 8, 2010 of the Russian Federation and the United States of America of the Treaty on measures to further reduce and limit strategic offensive weapons, considering it as an essential step towards nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. They attach great importance to the early ratification of the Treaty and call on all countries possessing nuclear weapons to join the efforts being made by Russia and the United States in this area.

The CSTO member states are in favor of adapting the architecture of European security to the realities of modern international relations based on respect for the supremacy of international law and the central role of the UN, which are enshrined in the key provisions of the Russian draft European Security Treaty. They call on all Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian states to intensify joint efforts to consolidate the principle of comprehensive and indivisible security. In this regard, the CSTO member states note the confirmation of the principle of the indivisibility of security of all countries of the Euro-Atlantic region in a joint statement following the meeting of the Russia-NATO Council in Lisbon.

At the national and collective level, the CSTO member states will do everything necessary to increase their contribution to the struggle of the international community against the terrorist threat with the UN central coordinating role and in this context advocate the continuation and intensification of interaction with the Counter-Terrorism Committee of the UN Security Council.

The CSTO member states reaffirm their commitment to the establishment of Afghanistan as a peaceful, stable and independent state. In order to strengthen security and stability in the region around the IRA, including in Central Asia, they intend to continue to provide individual and collective assistance to the process of stabilization, settlement and peaceful reconstruction of Afghanistan.

The CSTO member states are in favor of stepping up joint efforts by all members of the world community to counter the growing threat of drugs, to increase coordination in combating drug infiltration from the territory of Afghanistan, including by creating around it a “belt” of anti-drug security, strengthening national institutions fighting against illegal drugs. drug trafficking training for these structures.

In this context, they invite all interested states, international and regional organizations to join the anti-drug operation “Channel” conducted under the auspices of the CSTO, which has established itself as an effective tool to counter the threat of drugs.

The CSTO member states proceed from the fact that any conflicts must be resolved peacefully in accordance with generally accepted norms of international law, including the use of mechanisms of preventive diplomacy and peacekeeping potential.

The CSTO member states intend to continue to closely coordinate their international activities, to develop practical cooperation with international and regional organizations, paying particular attention to cooperation with the UN in accordance with the provisions of the General Assembly resolution on cooperation between the CSTO and the UN dated March 2, 2010 and signed 18 March 2010 Joint Declaration on Cooperation between the Secretariats of the CSTO and the UN.

The CSTO member states welcome the successful OSCE summit in the capital of Kazakhstan and the adoption of the Astana Declaration, which opens a new stage in the activities of the Organization.

The CSTO member states advocate a balanced development of the three dimensions of the OSCE’s activities in order to adapt its work to modern security challenges and threats and to reform it based on the basic principles of the Helsinki Final Act and generally accepted norms of international law while preserving the principle of consensus of the OSCE.


Statement of the Member States of the Collective Security Treaty Organization on the peacekeeping forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization

December 10, 2010

Member States of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (hereinafter - the CSTO),

Reaffirming their commitment to the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations (hereinafter - the United Nations), as well as other generally accepted norms of international law,

Acting on the basis of Chapter VIII of the UN Charter, the provisions of the Resolution of the 64th session of the UN General Assembly adopted on March 2, 2010 "Cooperation between the UN and CSTO", as well as the Joint Declaration on cooperation between the CSTO and UN secretariats signed on March 18, 2010,

based on the provisions of the Concept of Formation and Functioning of the CSTO Peacekeeping Mechanism adopted on June 18, 2004 and the Agreement on CSTO Peacekeeping Activities, which entered into force on January 15, 2009,

declare the following:

1. The CSTO member states proceed from the fact that the provisions of the UN Charter, resolutions of the Security Council, international law are the legitimate basis for conflict prevention, and the key body in this area is the UN Security Council, which has primary responsibility for maintaining international peace and security.

2. The CSTO member states reaffirm their commitment to preventive diplomacy as an important means of effectively ensuring security and preventing crises.

3. The CSTO member states note the central role of the UN in conflict resolution and post-conflict peace-building.

4. The CSTO member states, in order to strengthen international and regional security, regard the promotion of UN peacekeeping activities as one of the urgent tasks of the CSTO.

5. The CSTO member states express their willingness, using the Organization’s peacekeeping potential, to contribute to the prevention of armed conflicts and the peaceful resolution of emerging conflict and crisis situations.

6. The CSTO member states are in favor of comprehensive development and improvement of cooperation with the UN and its structures, expansion of the relevant regulatory legal framework, and also consider it expedient to adopt a document on the interaction parameters between the CSTO and UN secretariats in the field of peacekeeping.

7. The CSTO member states express confidence that the CSTO peacekeeping forces operating on an ongoing basis can become an effective tool for maintaining peace and security, acting independently or in cooperation with other interested parties in strict accordance with the UN Charter.

8. The Collective Security Treaty Organization is open to a constructive dialogue with all states, international and regional organizations that share the principles of the CSTO activities, including in the field of peacekeeping. Moscow city,
December 10, 2010


Documents adopted at the session of the Collective Security Council

December 10, 2010

1. Decision "On the Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization"

2. Declaration of the Member States of the Collective Security Treaty Organization

3. Statement by the States Members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization on the CSTO Peacekeeping Forces

4. Decision "On measures for the preparation of strategic and conceptual documents on the improvement and development of the collective security system of the Collective Security Treaty Organization"

5. Protocol amending the Collective Security Treaty of May 15, 1992

6. Protocol amending the Charter of the Collective Security Treaty Organization of October 7, 2002

7. Decision "On the Regulation on the Crisis Situation Response Organization of the Collective Security Treaty Organization"

8. Decision "On Amending the Rules of Procedure of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Organs"

9. Decision "On Amendments to the Regulations on the Bodies of the Collective Security Treaty Organization"

10. Agreement on the status of the formations of forces and means of the collective security system of the Collective Security Treaty Organization

11. Agreement on the formation and operation of forces and means of the collective security system of the Collective Security Treaty Organization

12. Decision "On the Regulations on the Procedure for Making and Implementing Collective Decisions on the Use of Force and Means of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Collective Security System"

13. Decision "On the Forms of the Name List of Personnel and the List of Movable Property of Formations of Forces and Tools of the Collective Security System of the Collective Security Treaty Organization"

14. Agreement on the preservation of the specialization of enterprises and organizations involved in the production of military products in the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organization

15. Agreement on cooperation among the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in the field of development, production, operation, repair, modernization, extension of the service life and disposal of military products

16. Agreement on general principles for the creation of interstate research and production associations in the Collective Security Treaty Organization for the production of military products

17. Protocol on ensuring technical and information compatibility of weapons and military equipment of forces and means of the collective security system of the Organization of the Collective Security Treaty

18. Decision "On Amendments to the Protocol on the Composition and Deployment of National Formations (Contingents) of the Collective Rapid Deployment Forces of the Central Asian Collective Security Region"

19. Third Protocol on Amendments to the Agreement on the Basic Principles of Military-Technical Cooperation between the States Parties to the Collective Security Treaty of May 15, 1992

20. Protocol on amending the Agreement on preferential terms for the supply of special equipment and special equipment for equipping law enforcement agencies and special services of the States members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization

21. Decision "On the Provision on Cooperation of the Member States of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in the Field of Ensuring Information Security"

22. Decision "On the Proposal to Develop a Draft Program of Military-Economic Cooperation of the Member States of the Collective Security Treaty Organization for the Period up to 2015"

23. Decision "On the Basic Organization of the Member States of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in the Study of Problems of Military-Technical Cooperation"

24. Decision “On the Chief of the Joint Staff of the Collective Security Treaty Organization”

25. Report "On the implementation of the activities of the Coalition Military Construction Plan of the Collective Security Treaty Organization for the Period to 2010 and Further Perspective"

26. Decision "On Amendments to the Regulations on the Emergency Coordination Council of the Member States of the Collective Security Treaty Organization"

27. Decision "On the Work Plan of the CSTO Member States on the Formation of a System of Collective Emergency Response"

28. Decision "On awarding the Certificate of Honor of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Collective Security Council" 

29. Decision "On the CSTO Budget Performance Report for 2008" 

30. Decision "On the CSTO Budget Performance Report for 2009" 

31. Decision "On CSTO budget for 2011 " 

32. Resolution" on the Regulation on the procedure of documentary audits of financial and economic activity of permanent working bodies of the collective security Treaty " 

33. Protocol decision" about the time and place of the next ses AI Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty "

On the joint meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, the Council of Ministers of Defense and the Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils of the Collective Security Treaty Organization 

on December 9, a joint meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs (COM), the Council of Ministers of Defense (SMO) and the Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils (CSSC) was held Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). 

In the context of the decision of the Yerevan informal meeting of the CSTO Heads of State on August 20, 2010, the main topic of the joint meeting was to consider improving the Organization’s crisis response mechanism and increasing its capacity to effectively counter any threats and security challenges.

The political documents of the summit - the Declaration of the CSTO member states and the Statement on the peacekeeping forces of the Organization were prepared for signature by the heads of state. 

The ministers and secretaries of the security councils examined a number of issues relating to the functioning of the collective security system and the course of military construction, as well as the deepening of military-economic and military-technical cooperation, interaction in the field of information security and emergency response. Appropriate decisions to be taken by the presidents at a meeting of the Collective Security Council (CSC) of the CSTO.

The meeting participants gave a positive assessment to the Annual Report of the CSTO Secretary General and the report of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Defense of the Organization on the implementation of the activities of the Coalition Military Formation Plan for the period up to 2010 and beyond. 

The Consultation Plan of the representatives of the CSTO member states on foreign policy, security and defense for the second half of 2010 - the first half of 2011, as well as the Organization's Work Plan for 2011 was approved. 

Following the meeting, proposals were prepared on the agenda of the next session of the Organization’s Collective Security Council on December 10.

The administrative, financial and organizational issues of the CSTO activities were reviewed, in particular, the time and place of holding the next meetings of the Ministerial Council, the CMD and the CSSC of the Organization were agreed. 

Transcript of the speech by Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov on the results of a joint meeting of the Ministerial Council, the Council of Ministers of Defense and the Committee of Secretaries of the CSTO Security Council

Dear Colleagues!

A joint meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, the Council of Ministers of Defense and the Committee of Secretaries of the CSTO Security Council has just ended. The meeting was devoted to the preparation of draft documents for consideration by the Collective Security Council. Its meeting will be held today in Moscow. I want to report to you that we have agreed on all the details, without exception, the package of documents prepared in accordance with the instructions of the informal meeting of the heads of the CSTO states in Yerevan in August of this year. 

The most important block of issues agreed today are the changes that are made to the statutory documents of the CSTO in order to increase the effectiveness of our organization in the field of emergency response.

The second thing I would like to point out is the draft declaration of the presidents approved by us today, which is devoted to our cooperation in the international arena, which is being submitted for their consideration. This is a direct contribution to the work of our organization in the direction of foreign policy coordination. 

The third important document concerns collective peacekeeping forces. It records, among other things, not only their readiness to perform peacekeeping tasks, but also the readiness of the CSTO countries to provide these collective peacekeeping forces for certain peacekeeping operations, which are carried out by decision of the UN Security Council.

Also, a whole range of other documents was adopted relating to increasing the effectiveness of the current activities of the CSTO in accordance with previously adopted decisions in the sphere of military-technical, military-economic, military construction and in other areas. 

The CSTO chairmanship passes to the Republic of Belarus. We wish our Belarusian colleagues success. 

I think it would be right to add a few more words about the role played by the CSTO secretariat in the preparation of these documents and personally N.N. Bordyuzha, the Secretary General of the CSTO. All participants in the meeting today praised the work of the Secretariat. 

December 9, 2010 

Russian Foreign Ministry website 

Lavrov: Russia is interested in strengthening the role of the CSTO at the international level

MOSCOW, December 9th. Russia is interested in strengthening the role of the CSTO and the growth of its authority at the international level. This statement was made today by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during a joint meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers, heads of defense departments and secretaries of the CSTO Security Councils, ITAR-TASS reported. 

The meeting is held in the framework of the preparation of the next session of the Collective Security Council, which is to be held on December 10 in Moscow. 

“We are opening a regular session of the Collective Security Council. During the Russian presidency of the CSTO, we concentrated our efforts on strengthening interaction between members of the organization and its foreign policy role,” Lavrov said.

According to him, "each meeting of our heads of state gave a serious impetus to the further development of alliance and cooperation." "Of particular importance in this regard is the qualitative modernization of the internal processes of the Organization to protect the interests of the CSTO member states," the head of the Russian foreign affairs agency noted. 

“It’s obvious to all of us that the events in Kyrgyzstan have become a test of the Organization’s strength. Together, we managed to stabilize the situation. This once again emphasized the relevance of the CSTO as a key element in ensuring security in the post-Soviet space,” Lavrov said. 

According to him, "what happened revealed the need to improve the Rapid Reaction Force."

“Today we are carrying out serious work on reviewing documents capable of increasing the level of interaction within the Organization. After the CSTO summit, the chairmanship will be transferred to our Belarusian partners,” the minister said.


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