20.12.2011
CSC session in Moscow (December 2011)

CSC session in Moscow (December 2011)

20.12.2011 December 20, 2011, 15:00 Moscow Kremlin


The leaders of the CSTO countries discussed the optimization of military and military-technical cooperation, emergency response, information security, the fight against drug trafficking and terrorism.

The meeting was attended by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmon, President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, Secretary General of the CSTO Nikolay Bordyuzha.

Following the meeting, a statement was adopted by the heads of state of the CSTO member states in connection with the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Collective Security Treaty and the organization’s decade, and a number of documents were signed.

At this session, the chairmanship in all statutory bodies of the CSTO passed from the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The beginning of the meeting of the Collective Security Council of the CSTO in an expanded composition

December 20, 2011, 15:00 Moscow Kremlin

D.MEDVEDEV: Dear colleagues, we have just finished the meeting in a narrow composition, reviewed the implementation of previous decisions of the CSC session and the consultations that we had after the informal summit of the CSTO states in Kazakhstan. We talked about how to make our organization more effective, how we cooperate in the field of security.

For some issues we agreed, for some we did not agree. But this is a natural process. It is also natural that we will continue the discussion of a number of issues. Today we will need to discuss and sign a number of documents and decisions on issues that have already been agreed upon by the CSTO member states.

At this session, the chairmanship in the statutory bodies passes from the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Kazakhstan. Our Kazakhstan partners supported the tradition and presented their vision of the organization’s work for the upcoming period.

On behalf of all the heads of the CSTO member states, I would like to thank the President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko, for his efficient and very persistent work as the Chairman of the CSTO Collective Security Council.

N. Nazarbayev: Dear colleagues, participants of the meeting.

I want to thank the President of Russia and the Russian side for the hospitality, the excellent organization of this meeting. I want to thank Alexander Grigorievich [Lukashenko] for the great work done. This gratitude we all expressed to him.

Kazakhstan, assuming the role of the Chairman [of the CSTO Collective Security Council], will take all the necessary measures and efforts to ensure the ongoing development of our organization.

As usual, we gave the heads of state priorities as proposals, on which we will work in the coming year. We consider it necessary now, first of all, to concentrate on the practical implementation of decisions adopted today within the framework of the CSTO.

I want to inform that we had a fruitful discussion in a narrow composition, where we discussed very serious issues. The most important outcome of our meeting was an agreement on the coordination of issues on the deployment on the territory of the CSTO states of the military structure of the states that are not members of the CSTO. Now, in order to locate the military base of a third country on the territory of the CSTO member states, it will be necessary to obtain the formal consent of all its members. All the CSTO member countries agreed with this proposal. I believe that this is a clear confirmation of the unity of the organization, the strict commitment of its members to allied relations.

Other issues - the so-called second protocol - were either withdrawn or sent for revision at the next meetings. We also reached agreements on equipping the RRF, organizing and preparing the formation of special forces belonging to the RRF, as well as rescue units. Decisions were taken in the field of ensuring the information security of the CSTO member states, the natural and man-made emergency response procedures, the forces and funds allocated by the CSTO member states to the collective peacekeeping forces, and a budget for 2012 was approved.

As a final document of the session of the CSTO Collective Security Council, a statement was adopted in connection with the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Collective Security Treaty and the decade of our organization.

D.MEDVEDEV: There is a proposal to proceed to signing. The only thing I would like to note, on behalf of all members of our CSC, is that the decision we take on foreign military bases, bases of third countries, is very important for consolidating positions within the CSTO. I think this is an important topic on which all parties have reached a general agreement. I just would like to draw attention to this and thank all those who participated in the negotiations.

Documents signed at the session of the CSTO Collective Security Council

1. Statement (Final Document) of the session of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in connection with the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Collective Security Treaty and the 10th anniversary of the Organization of the Collective Security Treaty.

2. On the Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

3. Decision of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization "On the Plan of events dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Collective Security Treaty and the 10th anniversary of the Organization of the Collective Security Treaty".

4. Decision of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization "On the Target Interstate Program for Equipping the Collective Rapid Reaction Forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization with Modern Arms, Military and Special Equipment, Special Means".

5. Decision of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization "On the Plan of Priority Measures to Form the Basics of a Coordinated Information Policy in the Interests of the Member States of the Collective Security Treaty Organization".

6. Decision of the Collective Security Treaty Organization’s Collective Security Council “On the List of Measures Aimed at Forming a Information Security System in the Interests of the Collective Security Treaty Organization”.

7. Decision of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization "On measures to ensure the meetings of the statutory bodies of the Collective Security Treaty Organization by video conferencing."

8. Decision of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization "On the Regulations on the Procedure for the Response of the Member States of the Collective Security Treaty Organization to Emergencies".

9. Decision of the Collective Security Council of the Organization of the Collective Security Treaty "On the basic range in the preparation of rescue units" Rock City - Astana "of the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization."

10. Decision of the Collective Security Treaty Organization’s Collective Security Council’s “On the Basic Training and Methodological Test Site for the Formation of Special Forces of the Collective Rapid Reaction Forces Collective Security Treaty Organization Organizations”.

11. Decision of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization "On the Protocol on the composition and deployment of peacekeeping contingents of the States members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization".

12. Decision of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization "On the Regulations on the Interstate System for the Cataloging of Supplies of Armed Forces of the Member States of the Collective Security Treaty Organization".

13. Decision of the Collective Security Treaty Organization’s Collective Security Council "On the report of the Chairman of the CSTO Council of Ministers of Defense" On the implementation of the measures of the Coalition Military Construction Plan of the Collective Security Treaty Organization for the period up to 2010 and beyond, and on the amendments and additions made to it ".

14. Decision of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization "On the Budget of the Collective Security Treaty Organization for 2012".

15. Decision of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization "On the Report on the Implementation of the Budget of the Collective Security Treaty Organization for 2010".

16. Decision of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization "On the adjustment of the assessed contributions of the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization to finance the activities of the permanent working bodies of the Collective Security Treaty Organization for 2011".

17. Decision of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization "On Amending the Decision of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization of September 5, 2008" On the number, structure and distribution of quota positions in the Secretariat of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. "

18. Decision of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization "On the allocation of quota posts in the Secretariat of the Organization of the Collective Security Treaty".

19. Decision of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization "On the redeployment of allocations for individual items (sub-articles) Estimates of the costs of financing the activities of the Joint Staff of the Collective Security Treaty Organization for 2011."

20. Decision of the Collective Security Council of the Organization of the Collective Security Treaty "On awarding the Diploma of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization to the Collective Security Council.

21. Decision of the Collective Security Treaty Organization’s Collective Security Council “On Amendments to the Register of Special Forces Formations of the CSTO CRRF”.

22. Decision of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization "On the Plan of Activities of the Collective Security Treaty Organization to combat the challenges and threats to security emanating from the territory of Afghanistan."

23. Protocol on the deployment of military infrastructure in the territories of the States members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

24. Protocol decision of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization "On the time and place of the next session of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization."

Media reports on the outcome of the CSTO session


The meeting of the leaders of the CSTO in a narrow composition takes place in Moscow, the RIA Novosti correspondent reports. Then the heads of state will gather at a meeting of the CSTO Collective Security Council.

According to Medvedev, the agenda is extensive and includes 35 issues. “I propose to give priority attention to the implementation of the decisions we made at last year’s CSTO session and at the informal summit held in August of this year. In my opinion, how our entire organization will work and its effectiveness will depend on them,” Medvedev.

“We have to adopt a number of documents that are ready for signing,” said the President of the Russian Federation.

He recalled that the chairmanship in the statutory bodies passes from Belarus to Kazakhstan at this session.

He also thanked the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko for his work as chairman and wished success to the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev.

The heads of the CSTO member states approved the inter-state program of equipping the CRRF

Following the session of the Collective Security Council, the heads of the CSTO member states approved the Target Interstate Program for Equipping the Collective Rapid Reaction Forces, CSTO spokesman Vladimir Zaynetdinov told News-Armenia on Tuesday.

At the regular session of the Collective Security Council (CSC) of the CSTO member states, held in Moscow on December 20, the results of the work of the Organization in 2011 were summed up.

The heads of the CSTO member states also approved a plan of priority measures to form the basis of a coordinated information policy and a list of measures aimed at creating a system for ensuring information security in the interests of the CSTO member states.

In total, 35 issues were considered in the Agenda of the CSTO Collective Security Council meeting. Decisions were made and documents were signed on the development and improvement of the crisis response system, as well as the use of the potential of the CSTO, increasing the effectiveness of military cooperation, and countering contemporary challenges and threats.

The adopted documents provide for changes relating to the placement on the territory of the CSTO member states of the military infrastructure of the states that are not members of the Organization, in the absence of official objections from other member states.

A total of 23 documents were signed, including the decision to approve the Regulations on the procedure for responding to emergency situations of the CSTO member states. The Statute defines the order of the collective response of the Organization, including with the involvement of forces and funds belonging to the CRRF, to an emergency situation that cannot be eliminated by the forces and means of the CSTO member state on whose territory it occurred.

The CSTO chairmanship from Belarus passed to Kazakhstan. In 2012, the President of Kazakhstan Nazarbayev became the chairman of the CSTO CSC.

The priority directions of the CSTO activities were taken during the upcoming 2012 chairmanship in the Organization of the Republic of Kazakhstan. These include, in particular, the adoption of measures to protect the information space of the CSTO member states, the further development and strengthening of the Collective Rapid Reaction Forces of the CSTO, the collective protection of the airspace of the Central Asian region, the strengthening of the fight against drug trafficking and the formation of a strategic anti-drug policy of the CSTO Kazakhstan training ground "Rock City - Astana" for the training of rescue specialists of the CSTO member states.

President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev, President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmon, President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov and CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha, as well as foreign policy leaders attended the meeting. and military departments, secretaries of security councils of the CSTO member states.

A meeting of the CSTO Collective Security Council is taking place in Moscow. The heads of the seven states that are members of the organization - except for Russia, are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan - first met in the Kremlin with a narrow composition. Following the talks, they agreed to place the military bases of other countries on their territory only with the consent of the CSTO partners. And also signed several documents.

Dmitry Medevdev said that the decision to deploy military bases of non-regional powers in the territory of the CSTO countries only with the consent of the partners is important for consolidating the position within the CSTO. “The adoption of agreements is very important for consolidating the position within the CSTO,” Medvedev said. “I believe that it is very important that all parties have reached a general agreement,” added Medvedev and thanked everyone for participating in the talks.

One of the topics of discussion was the EuroMD system. Deploying missile defense without taking into account the interests of the CSTO will damage strategic stability in Europe. This is stated in a statement adopted in connection with the 20th anniversary of the Collective Security Treaty and the 10th anniversary of the CSTO.

"The states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization note that the unilateral deployment of strategic missile defense systems by one state or group of states without taking into account the legitimate interests of other countries and without providing the latter with legally binding guarantees may damage international security and strategic stability in Europe and the world as a whole", - the leaders said.

During the meeting, the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, who assumed the chairmanship of the CSTO, said that the leaders of the organization had agreed to equip the Collective Rapid Response Forces.

The next CSTO summit will be held in Moscow next year in May.

Military cooperation

On Tuesday, Medvedev will take part in the session of the CSTO Collective Security Council, where he will discuss with colleagues from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan the optimization of military, military-technical and informational cooperation, emergency response, fight against drug trafficking and terrorism.

The agenda included a discussion of the basics of information policy in the interests of the CSTO member states, issues of training and methodological preparation of the Collective Rapid Reaction Forces, their deployment, supply, various aspects of administrative and financial support for the organization’s activities.

In turn, the organization’s general secretary, Nikolai Bordyuzha, announced the day before that 22 documents were almost completely agreed and would be offered for signature.

For his part, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Yerzhan Kazykhanov, said that the documents that will be proposed to the heads of state relate to information security issues, the situation around Afghanistan, cooperation in the military-political sphere and emergency response.

Bordyuzha also said that a plan of action would be presented on Tuesday for consideration by the presidents of the CSTO member states in the event of a worsening situation in Afghanistan after 2014, when NATO troops are going to leave the country. The Secretary General added that such proposals (on joint actions) with experts have been worked out.

Experts who are aware of the specifics of such meetings do not exclude that the summit may raise controversial, although not included in the official agenda, questions about the mandate of collective forces or the possibility of the CSTO departing from the practice of consensus decision making.

At this session, the chairmanship in all statutory bodies of the CSTO will be transferred from Belarus to Kazakhstan, which will present its vision of the organization’s priorities for 2012.

CSTO stood the test of time - statement by heads of state

The heads of the CSTO member states made a statement saying that the historic choice made on the signing of the Collective Security Treaty and the establishment of the CSTO, stood the test of time.

The statement adopted at the regular session of the Collective Security Council (CSC) of the CSTO member states held in Moscow on December 20 noted that the Treaty concluded in 1992 in Tashkent adequately fulfills its main function of an instrument ensuring the maintenance of security and stability. territorial integrity and sovereignty of the participating states, CSTO spokesman Vladimir Zaynetdinov told News-Armenia. "Our efforts to strengthen the Treaty and to adapt it to the current geopolitical situation have allowed us to intensify military-political interaction and to begin building an effective system of collective security and countering new challenges and threats," the document says.

The statement notes that the CSTO, established in 2002, raised the cooperation of member states to a qualitatively new level of allied relations. The Organization is gradually transforming into a multifunctional structure for ensuring security and stability, expanding the range of its activities, including: combating terrorism, drug and arms trafficking, and organized transnational crime; peacemaking; prevention and liquidation of emergency situations and other activities.

The CSTO member states, both independently and collectively, implement measures to ensure stability in their area of ​​responsibility. The CSTO parliamentary dimension is developing.

"Having the necessary power potential to ensure the security and stability of the member states, the Organization gives priority to political means in solving its tasks. We are satisfied with our increased interaction in the international arena, improving foreign policy coordination on the main points of the global and regional agendas. The CSTO cooperation is intensified with the UN and other international and regional organizations, working out the modalities of its participation in the collective making activity, "the statement stresses.

The heads of the CSTO member states note that in recent years, a number of important decisions have been taken within the CSTO framework aimed at further improving the Organization’s activities, increasing its effectiveness, and that the agreements reached strengthen the collective response bases to a wide range of traditional and new threats to security and stability. .

The document states that over the period since the signing of the Treaty, international relations are increasingly characterized by increased tensions. Serious concern is caused by the increasing tendency to force intervention in crisis situations. The attempts to act in circumvention of generally accepted international legal norms and principles, using the temporary difficulties of individual countries and peoples, are alarming.

The CSTO member states note that the unilateral deployment of strategic missile defense systems by one state or group of states without taking into account the legitimate interests of other countries and without providing the latter with legally binding guarantees may damage international security and strategic stability in Europe and the world as a whole.

"Of particular concern is the aggravating situation in Afghanistan, which is directly adjacent to the Organization’s area of ​​responsibility. We presume that the achievement of peace and stability in Afghanistan is one of the main factors ensuring regional and international security. We support the development of Afghanistan as a peaceful, prosperous, independent and a neutral state, "the statement said.

The Heads of State also confirm their readiness to establish practical cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization based on the principle of the indivisibility of security.

"The path passed by the Collective Security Treaty Organization, as a result of which it acquired a new quality, positioned itself as an authoritative structure of international and regional security, allows us to look to the future with confidence. On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Treaty and the 10th anniversary of the CSTO, we reiterate their commitment to a more just and democratic polycentric world order based on the recognition of the supremacy of international law, collective approaches to solving International issues, respecting the UN Charter.

We are convinced that the CSTO will continue to act as a constructive factor in strengthening international and regional peace and security, "the document concludes.

Kazakhstan will continue to develop and strengthen the CSTO - Nazarbayev

Astana will continue to develop and strengthen the Collective Security Treaty Organization, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said on Tuesday.

"Kazakhstan, taking on the role of chairman, will take all necessary measures to ensure the ongoing development of our Organization. As is customary, we passed on proposals to heads of states as priorities, which we will work on in the coming year," he said at a meeting of the CSTO Collective Security Council in Moscow, reports RIA Novosti.

The Kazakhstan leader particularly noted the agreement that the deployment of military bases of third countries on the territory of any CSTO member state is possible only with the general consent of all members of the Organization.

"We have reached agreements on equipping the Collective Rapid Reaction Force (CRRF), organizing the training of special forces belonging to the CRRF, as well as rescue units. Decisions were made in the field of information security of member states on emergency response procedures of natural and man-made nature.

The forces and funds allocated by the CSTO member states to the Collective Peacekeeping Forces have been determined, and a budget for 2012 has been approved, "Nazarbayev emphasized.

Among the priorities for the next year, he also mentioned the collective defense of the airspace of the Central Asian region, the fight against drug trafficking. He also emphasized that an agreement had been reached on the establishment in Astana of a center for the training of rescue units of the CSTO.

According to the President of Kazakhstan, the next meeting of the CSTO Collective Security Council will be held in 2012 in Moscow.
Nazarbayev also expressed confidence that the issues that were discussed today in the capital of Russia "are capable of giving it new opportunities for prompt and adequate response to the threats and risks existing in the modern world."

Medvedev thanked Lukashenko for the work of the CSTO

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev praised the work of Alexander Lukashenko as the chairman of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). This was announced on December 20 by the head of Russia, opening the regular session of the Collective Security Council.

Medvedev informed that the agenda provides for consideration of 35 issues in various fields. He also noted that the meeting participants will focus on the results of the implementation of decisions that were adopted at the summit in December 2010 and at the informal summit in August 2011. The head of Russia noted that at the current summit in the statutory bodies of the CSTO is chaired by Kazakhstan.

In turn, Lukashenko thanked the CSTO CSC for supporting the initiatives of Belarus during its chairmanship in the organization and noted the numerous successes in the development of the CSTO over the past year. “I’m sure: today we’ll work together to define directions for further joint forward movement,” Lukashenka said and wished success to Kazakhstan as the country chairing the CSTO.

As REGNUM reported earlier, on December 19, the Minister of Defense of Belarus, Yuri Zhadobin, handed over the chairmanship of the Council of Ministers of Defense of the Collective Security Treaty and the Decade of Establishment (CSTO CMD) to the head of the military department of Kazakhstan, Adilbek Dzhaksybekov.

Recall that the chairmanship in the CSTO passed to Belarus after the "technical chairmanship" of Russia - this measure was caused by the refusal of the official Minsk to assume the duties of chairman in the organization during the exacerbation of relations between Minsk and Moscow.

Military bases will be located in the CSTO countries only with the consent of all partners.

MOSCOW, December 20. / Correspondent of ITAR-TASS Ksenia Kaminskaya /. The CSTO leaders agreed to place the military bases of extraregional powers on their territory only with the consent of the CSTO partners. As the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, who assumed the chairmanship in the CSTO, said, "an agreement was reached on coordinating the placement on the territory of the CSTO states of the military structure of states that are not members of the CSTO." "Now, in order to place the military bases of a third country on the territory of the CSTO member states, it will be necessary to obtain the formal consent of all its members," said Nazarbayev, who assumed the chairmanship of the Organization.

"With this proposal, all the CSTO countries agreed. I believe that this is a clear confirmation of the CSTO countries' commitment to allied relations," said Nazarbayev.

In turn, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said that the adoption of this decision on the deployment of military bases of non-regional powers in the territory of the CSTO countries only with the consent of the partners is important for consolidating positions within the CSTO.

“The adoption of agreements is very important for consolidating the position within the CSTO,” Medvedev said. “I believe that it is very important that all the parties have reached a general agreement,” added Medvedev and thanked everyone for participating in the talks.

CSTO believes that the deployment of missile defense systems without taking into account the legitimate interests of other countries could be harmful to Europe and the world at large

Moscow. December 20. INTERFAX.RU - The unilateral deployment of strategic missile defense (ABM) systems can damage stability in the world, say the heads of the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

The CSTO countries note that "the unilateral deployment of strategic missile defense systems by one state or group of states without taking into account the legitimate interests of other countries and without providing the latter with legally binding guarantees may damage international security and strategic stability in Europe and the world as a whole."

Such a conclusion is contained in the statement of the heads of the CSTO member states at the session of the CSTO Collective Security Council in Moscow on Tuesday.

CSTO concerned about the tendency to force intervention in crisis situations

MOSCOW, Dec 20 - RIA News. The heads of the CSTO member states in a statement adopted on Tuesday following the results of the meeting of the CSTO Collective Security Council expressed concern about the current tendency to forcefully intervene in crisis situations.

The heads of state of the CSTO states that in the period since the signing of the Collective Security Treaty, international relations are increasingly characterized by heightened tensions.

"The growing tendency to force intervention in crisis situations causes serious concern. Attempts to act in circumvention of generally accepted international legal norms and principles are alarming, using the temporary difficulties of individual countries and peoples," the document says.

The statement stresses that, "having the necessary power capabilities to ensure the security and stability of the Member States, the Organization gives priority to political means when solving its tasks."

The heads of the CSTO member states also noted that the Organization had become an authoritative security structure.

"The path passed by the Collective Security Treaty Organization, as a result of which it acquired a new quality, positioned itself as an authoritative structure of international and regional security, allows you to look to the future with confidence," the document says.

The leaders of the CSTO member states noted that on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Collective Security Treaty, the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the CSTO, we can conclude that "the historical choice has stood the test of time."

"Our efforts to strengthen the Treaty and to adapt it to the current geopolitical situation allowed us to intensify military-political interaction and begin to form an effective system of collective security and counter new challenges and threats," the leaders of seven states said in a statement.

The members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

The statement notes that the CSTO is being consistently transformed into a multifunctional structure for ensuring security and stability, expanding the range of its activities, which includes the fight against terrorism, drug and weapons trafficking, organized transnational crime, peacemaking, prevention and liquidation of emergency situations.

CSTO will jointly resolve the issue of third-country military bases

MOSCOW, Dec 20 - RIA News. The military bases of third countries on the territory of the CSTO states can be accommodated only with the consent of all the participants of the organization, said President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan on Tuesday after a meeting of the CSTO collective security session.

"Now, in order to place the military structures of non-regional countries on the territory of the CSTO, it will be necessary to obtain the formal consent of all its (CSTO) members," he said.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said that this decision is "consolidating, and all parties have reached a general agreement."

"All countries agreed with this proposal," said Nazarbayev.

"And (it) confirms the commitment of its members to allied relations," he added.

"On other issues, acute issues that we have removed, the so-called second protocol, questions have either been withdrawn or sent for revision at the next meetings," the president of Kazakhstan said.

According to the second protocol, in the event of aggression against a member of the CSTO organization, it can carry out military actions even in the territory of the aggressor.

"We also reached agreements on equipping the CRRF (Collective Rapid Reaction Forces), organizing the formation of the CRRF forces, as well as rescue units, made a decision in the field of ensuring the information security of member states, on the procedure for responding to natural emergencies, and funds allocated by the CSTO member states to the collective peacekeeping force, and a budget for 2012 has been approved, ”said Nazarbayev.

He said that a statement was adopted as the final document of the session in connection with the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Collective Security Treaty and the 10th anniversary of the CSTO.

Now on the territory of Kyrgyzstan is the base of the US Air Force. She was stationed at Bishkek’s Manas International Airport in 2001 as part of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Later, it was renamed the Transit Transportation Center (TTC), which is a key point for the transfer of equipment and military personnel of the United States to the places of hostilities in Afghanistan.

The new president of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev has repeatedly stated that he considers it necessary to withdraw the American military base from the territory of the republic. He explained his position by the fact that the presence of the US base does not meet the interests of the republic, and stressed that he would not want any country to strike back at it. However, he said that all existing agreements will be strictly respected. The decision on the further stay of the CTP should be taken after 2014.

Timakova: CSTO agreement on military bases will strengthen stability in the region

MOSCOW, December 20. The decision that the CSTO countries will now be able to deploy military bases on their territory only with the consent of other partners in the organization will strengthen stability in the region. The press secretary of the Russian president, Natalya Timakova, told reporters about this. "One of the main agreements reached today in the Russian delegation is to consider the agreement to deploy military bases outside regional powers on the territory of the CSTO states only with the consent of the CSTO partners. Russia regards this as an additional factor of stability in the Eurasian the continent and a clear demonstration of the allied nature of relations between our countries, "said Timakova.

The narrow meeting of the heads of the CSTO member states has been going on for the third hour, BelTA has learned. The agenda of the meeting of the CSTO Collective Security Council includes a fairly wide range of issues. Among the topics brought up for discussion by the presidents are the progress in the implementation of initiatives put forward by Belarus in adopting the chairmanship in the organization. In particular, it was planned that the issue of equipping the Collective Rapid Reaction Force, engaging the forces and means of the CSTO collective security system to participate in joint exercises held in the collective security regions, peacekeeping activities in a joint UN / CSTO format, creating a partnership institution would be considered. In addition, among the issues that were planned to be discussed at the meeting are the implementation of the decisions of the last year’s December session of the CSC and the agreements reached at the informal meeting of the heads of the CSTO member states in Astana on August 12, 2011. At the end of the session of the CSTO Collective Security Council, a number of documents are expected to be signed.

December 19th

On the joint ministerial meeting in the framework of the CSTO

A 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 (CSTO) was held on December 19 in Moscow.

An exchange of views took place on topical issues of regional and international security. The implementation of the decisions of the December (2010) session of the CSTO Collective Security Council on improving the mechanism for responding to crisis situations and the agreements reached at the informal meeting of the heads of the CSTO member states on August 12 this year was reviewed. in Astana, aimed at further consolidating the Organization.

The main focus of the meeting was on strengthening and improving the activities of the Organization, preparing documents for the session of the CSTO Collective Security Council on December 20 this year. in Moscow.

Approved for signature by the heads of state statement (final document) of the session of the CSTO Collective Security Council in connection with the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Collective Security Treaty and the 10th anniversary of the Organization of the Collective Security Treaty.

At the meeting, more than 20 issues related to various areas of the Organization’s activities were considered, including improving the collective security system, optimizing military, military-economic and military-technical cooperation, responding to emergency situations, combating drug trafficking and international terrorism.

The meeting participants heard 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 CSTO Coalition Military Construction Plan for the period up to 2010 and beyond.

The organizational and administrative and financial issues of the CSTO activities were reviewed, the time and place of the next meetings of the Ministerial Council, the Council of Ministers of the Council and the CSSC of the Organization were agreed upon.

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At the meeting in Moscow, the heads of state of the CSTO will consider more than two dozen documents

YEREVAN, December 19 - News-Armenia. The CSTO Collective Security Council will consider more than two dozen documents in Moscow on Tuesday, the CSTO Secretary General Nikolay Bordyuzha said on Monday after a meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the organization’s member states.

"The agenda of the meeting of the CSC includes 30 issues. 22 documents are almost completely coordinated and will be offered for signing," he said, RIA Novosti reports.

As the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Yerzhan Kazykhanov, noted, the documents that will be proposed to the heads of state relate to the problems of information security, the situation around Afghanistan, cooperation in the military-political sphere and emergency response.

"Kazakhstan at today's meeting of the CSTO Ministerial Council voiced the priorities of its chairmanship, which will last until December 2012. This is the protection of the information space, the further development of the Collective Rapid Reaction Force, the collective protection of airspace, the fight against drug threat and other challenges of our time", the Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan stressed .

Bordyuzha: CSTO has prepared a plan in case of aggravation of the situation in Afghanistan

A joint meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security Secretaries of the CSTO was held at the President’s Hotel in Moscow. Following the results, a number of documents were signed. They relate to peacekeeping activities, the Afghan drug threat, joint actions to eliminate emergency situations, as well as information security issues, reports the International TV and Radio Broadcasting Company "Mir". In total, the meeting participants agreed on 22 of 30 questions on the organization's issues.

“We summed up what was done in a year. And I can say unequivocally that the measures taken under the chairmanship of the Republic of Belarus, and focused primarily on practical cooperation, gave their results,” said the CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha .

Tomorrow the ministers will submit their proposals to the presidents. December 20 in the Kremlin will host a session of the CSTO Council. According to Bordyuzha, the presidents of the organization’s member countries in particular will be offered to consider the CSTO action plan in the event of an aggravation of the situation in Afghanistan after 2014. "We had an agreement to work out joint measures in the event of aggravation of the situation in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of foreign troops," the RIA Novosti quotes.

The meeting also discussed the statement of President Dmitry Medvedev on European missile defense. A number of states, according to the CSTO Secretary General, met Moscow’s position with understanding.

At the summit, the chairmanship in the CSTO will move from Belarus to Kazakhstan. Speaking at the meeting, Foreign Minister of Belarus Sergei Martynov noted that 2011 was “active and efficient” for the CSTO. He stressed that the organization’s potential in the field of peacemaking can be seriously exploited. "We have advanced on cooperation with the United Nations in the field of peacekeeping. The CSTO has drafted a memorandum on this issue," the minister said.

Bordyuzha: The CSTO was sympathetic to Medvedev's statement on missile defense

The CSTO countries reacted with understanding to the statement by President Dmitry Medvedev on missile defense made on November 23. This was announced today, following the joint meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the CSTO member states, by the Secretary General of the organization, Nikolai Bordyuzha.

He recalled the position of Moscow, which, in a dialogue with NATO and the United States on missile defense, insists on legal guarantees of non-directionality of the missile defense system against Russia and said that "a number of countries met this with understanding."

He also said that the CSTO action plan in case of aggravation of the situation in Afghanistan after 2014 will be proposed to the presidents on December 20 for consideration.

Bordyuzha recalled that the presidents of the CSTO countries had previously instructed to work out measures that could be taken in the event of an aggravation of the situation in Afghanistan after the transformation of the international security assistance forces and the withdrawal of most of the Western coalition troops from that country, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports.

Kazakhstan announced priorities for its CSTO chairmanship

Moscow. December 19th. Kazakhstan Today - Kazakhstan announced the priorities of its chairmanship in the CSTO, reports Kazakhstan Today. "Today, Kazakhstan voiced the priorities of its chairmanship. Among our priorities are the protection of the information space of the CSTO member states, the development of the CRRF, the collective protection of airspace, the reform of the anti-drug strategy. I would like to emphasize that we constantly spoke and are in favor of developing and strengthening the organization of the Collective Security Treaty and intend to actively work as its chairman, "the Kazakh Foreign Minister, E.Kazykhanov, said at a CSTO briefing in Moscow today." In addition to the baton of the chairmanship of the CSTO, once again, this is not the first time Kazakhstan has been chairing the CSTO, as you know, and intend to work actively as a chairman. Today, at a joint meeting of foreign ministers, defense ministers and secretaries of the Security Council, an exchange of views took place the activities of the organization relating to the international situation, the development of the situation in the CSTO area of ​​responsibility, "said E. Kazykhanov. "We will consider a set of issues of cooperation in matters of foreign defense policy that are strategically important for the security of our states, as well as countering contemporary challenges and threats. As a result of our work, decisions were approved that will be submitted for consideration by the heads of state tomorrow, to the Collective Security Council." said the minister. "We recommended including in the agenda of the CSC information security issues, countering threats emanating from the territory of Afghanistan, developing and strengthening cooperation in the military-political sphere and the states' response to emergency situations, "E.Kazykhanov informed.

Belarus handed over chairmanship to the CSTO Defense Council of Kazakhstan

The head of the Ministry of Defense of Belarus, Lieutenant-General Yuri Zhadobin handed over the chairmanship of the CSTO Council of Ministers of Defense to his colleague from Kazakhstan Adilbek Dzhaksybekov during a joint meeting of the Councils of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Ministers of Defense and secretaries of the CSTO Security Councils in Moscow.

"The main results of our joint work during the CSTO chairmanship of the Republic of Belarus were the completion of the preparation of a targeted intergovernmental program to equip the CSTO Collective Rapid Response forces with modern weapons, military special equipment, the creation of the Military Committee of our organization," said Zhadobin, opening the meeting.

"The steps we have taken will make it possible to step up cooperation in the CSTO to further improve our military potential," he said.

“Belarusian initiatives were not an end in themselves during our chairmanship, but were dictated by the logic of the development of our organization,” said the Minister of Defense of Belarus.

He added that "the practice of developing and implementing targeted intergovernmental programs will continue, the first of which will be the program of equipping the CRRF."

In addition, he reported on the possibility of further developing the initiative for joint peacekeeping activities of the CSTO with the UN.

Minsk is counting on the development of Belarusian initiatives by the CSTO by Kazakhstan

Foreign Minister of Belarus Sergei Martynov hopes that Kazakhstan, to which the CSTO chairmanship passes, will develop the initiatives proposed by Minsk during the chairmanship of the organization.

“We expect that the practice that was introduced by the initiatives of the Belarusian chairmanship will be continued by the Kazakhstan’s chairmanship,” the press service of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry quoted S. Martynov in a report on the results of the joint meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers, the Council of Ministers of Defense and the Security Council Secretaries Committee CSTO member states that took place on Monday in Moscow.

The Minister stressed that, under the chairmanship of Belarus in the CSTO, "serious progress has been achieved on a number of issues." "For example, on peacekeeping and CSTO interaction with the UN. You know that the UN Secretary General participated in the meeting of the CSTO Permanent Council. A draft Memorandum of Cooperation between the CSTO and the UN on peacekeeping has been prepared. We are convinced that the potential of the CSTO member states can be adequately and seriously used in the field of peacemaking. We also work on other proposals of the Belarusian chairmanship, such as equipping the Collective Rapid Reaction Forces with modern weapons and equipment living, "said S.Martynov.

According to him, in the field of foreign policy coordination of the CSTO member states, "we continue to work on two more statements." “By the end of this year, eight CSTO joint statements on significant foreign policy issues will be announced. We expect that this will further strengthen the CSTO potential,” the Belarusian minister said.

He is confident that the past year has been marked by serious progress in the foreign policy component of the CSTO activities. S. Martynov recalled that “for the first time in the history of our organization, the foreign ministers of the CSTO states approved collective instructions for their ambassadors and representatives abroad. On the basis of these instructions and coordinated actions in Vienna, Brussels, New York, this year a number of joint CSTO statements on topical issues of international security, including the non-proliferation regime and arms limitation. These statements were made from the UN, OSCE, Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council ".

Heads of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defense and the National Security Council of Armenia took part in a joint meeting of the CSTO

In Moscow on December 19, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan and Secretary of the National Security Council of the country Artur Baghdasaryan participated in a joint meeting of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Ministers' Councils, as well as the Committee of Secretaries of the CSTO National Security Councils.

As REGNUM was told in the press service of the Foreign Ministry of Armenia, the meeting discussed and approved the agenda and issues of the upcoming December 20 meeting of the Collective Security Council, which are aimed at strengthening the organization and cooperation within its framework.

During the meeting, the ministers discussed the decisions taken in December 2010 by the collective security council, as well as the process in implementing the agreements reached during the informal meeting of the CSTO heads of participants in Astana on August 12 this year. The parties also discussed issues of improving the collective security system, streamlining cooperation in the military, military-economic, military-technical fields, the joint fight against terrorism and illicit drug trafficking, as well as emergency response issues.

Following the joint meeting, about twenty documents were signed, which will be submitted to the approval of the Collective Security Council. The chairmanship in the councils of ministers of foreign affairs and defense, as well as in the committee of secretaries of the councils of national security of the CSTO countries from Belarus, was transferred to Kazakhstan.

The delegation of Kyrgyzstan, headed by First Deputy Minister of Defense Zamir Suerkulov, takes part in a meeting of the Council of Ministers of Defense of the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization,

According to the press service of the Ministry of Defense on December 19, during the meeting it is planned to review the plan of the CSTO coalition military construction for the future, as well as discuss draft documents on the current activities of the Organization and issues of improving the work of its main bodies.

In addition, the parties will familiarize themselves with the draft decisions of the Collective Security Council of the CSTO plan of action to counter security challenges and threats emanating from the territory of Afghanistan, a list of measures aimed at creating a system for ensuring information security in the interests of the Organization, a plan of joint measures of operational and combat training of command and control forces. forces and means of the CSTO collective security system for 2012 and the work plan of the Council of Ministers of Defense of the Organization.

At the same time, the parties will get acquainted with the draft plan of events dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Collective Security Treaty and the 10th anniversary of the CSTO, which envisage anniversary meetings of the statutory bodies and coordinating councils, official events at the UN, OSCE and other international organizations, as well as practical activities, the international assembly "Union-2011", a joint operational-tactical exercises with units of the CRRF CSTO corps and international exercises with peacekeeping contingents of the member states new CSTO, sports tournaments and other.

In addition, it is noted that the proposals for the CSTO action plan to counter the security challenges and threats emanating from the territory of Afghanistan were developed taking into account the current situation in Afghanistan and the expected withdrawal from this country of the International Security Assistance Force to respond to possible changes in the situation in the region and prevention of negative consequences for the CSTO member states.

In particular, the plan provides for negotiations on the provision of transit to Afghanistan, countering terrorism, drug trafficking, organized crime and other threats emanating from the territory of Afghanistan, under the auspices of or on behalf of the CSTO to take into account the interests of all the Organization's member states and coordinate their interaction with international security organizations, contacts with the authorities of Afghanistan and Pakistan to suppress camps in their territory Application militants from CIS countries, rendering assistance to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan border security.

As noted, the implementation of these activities will allow for collectively and effectively solving problems on the Afghan track.

The list of measures aimed at creating an information security system in the interests of the CSTO reflects measures to prevent the use of modern information technologies and resources in order to destabilize the situation in the CSTO member states.

A joint meeting of the foreign ministers, defense ministers and secretaries of the CSTO security councils opened in Moscow on December 19. The meeting was opened by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Larov.

“I welcome the ministers of foreign affairs, defense, and secretaries of the security councils of the organization,” he said. “I wish you all successful work today.”

For his part, Foreign Minister of Belarus’s chairing the CSTO, Sergei Martynov, thanked Sergey Lavrov for the hospitality and colleagues for their constructive cooperation.

“Thank you for discussing our initiatives during our chairmanship,” he said. “We considered the issue of the CSTO and UN peacekeeping activities, issues of equipping the Collective Rapid Reaction Force with modern weapons.” Martynov expressed the hope that "work on all the issues raised will also continue successfully under the chairmanship of the next member of the CSTO - Kazakhstan," ITAR-TASS reports.

Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerzhan Kazykhanov, who is to take over the chairmanship of the Organization in 2012, also expressed appreciation to the host country for organizing the meeting. “I want to congratulate Sergey Lavrov on the signing by Russia of the protocol on accession to the WTO,” the minister said.

Kazakhstan intends to strengthen the authority of the CSTO as an international security structure

IA News-Kazakhstan. The final statement dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Collective Security Treaty and the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Collective Security Treaty Organization will be made on December 20 by the presidents of the CSTO member countries, the Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerzhan Kazykhanov said on Monday.

"We stand at the turn of the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Collective Security Treaty and the decade of the CSTO establishment. On this occasion, the presidents will adopt a concluding statement, which reflects the main aspects of our cooperation in the past and present, laid the foundation for the future," said Kazykhanov at 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.

He noted positive developments in the interaction of the CSTO member states in the sphere of foreign policy, defense, and countering new challenges and threats.

“Kazakhstan will continue to make efforts to develop and strengthen the organization as an authoritative international security structure in the Eurasian space,” the Kazakh Foreign Minister emphasized.

The chairmanship of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in 2012 from Belarus will pass to Kazakhstan.

The chairmanship in the CSTO of Belarus was summed up at the meeting by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of this country, Sergei Martynov.

"Our chairmanship in the CSTO is coming to an end, which in one or two days will pass to Kazakhstan. We have fruitfully worked on initiatives relating to such important and crucial issues as cooperation between the CSTO peacekeeping forces and the UN, equipping the Collective Rapid Reaction Force with standardized models of equipment and weapons, the creation of a unified procedure for the use of CSTO forces in emergency situations and other issues, "said Martynov.

The Belarusian Minister noted the constructive cooperation of all the member states of the organization within the framework of the CSTO statutory bodies. According to him, an important impulse to this work was given by the informal summit of the CSTO heads of state in Astana.

On the joint meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs (CFM), the Council of Ministers of Defense (CMD) and the Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils (CSSC) of the CSTO

A joint meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs (CFM), the Council of Ministers of Defense (CMD) and the Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils (CSSC) of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will be held in Moscow on December 19.

The event is being held in preparation for the next session of the Collective Security Council (CSC), which will be held on December 20 in Moscow.

An exchange of views on topical issues of regional and international security is planned.

The meeting participants will consider more than 30 issues relating to various areas of the Organization. The key topics on the agenda of the joint meeting will be the review of the implementation of the decisions of the December (2010) session of the CSTO Collective Security Council on improving the crisis response mechanism and the agreements reached at the informal meeting of the heads of the CSTO member states on August 12. in Astana and aimed at further consolidation of the Organization.

They will discuss the Statement (Outcome Document) of the session of the CSTO Collective Security Council in connection with the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Collective Security Treaty and the 10th anniversary of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, as well as issues of improving the collective security system, optimizing military, military and military technical cooperation, combating drug trafficking and terrorism, emergency response.

The meeting participants will discuss the annual report of the CSTO Secretary General, as well as consider organizational and administrative and financial issues of the CSTO activities, agree on the time and place for holding the next meetings of the CFM, the CMD and the CSSC of the Organization.

December 16, 2011


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