On May 24, 2022, under the chairmanship of the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Suren Papikian, a meeting of the Council of Defense Ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization was held via videoconferencing.
The defense ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Lieutenant General Viktor Khrenin), of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Colonel General Ruslan Zhaksylykov), of the Kyrgyz Republic (Lieutenant General Baktybek Bekbolotov), of the Russian Federation (Army General Sergey Shoygu), of the Republic of Tajikistan (Colonel General Sherali Mirzo), as well as the CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas and the Head of the CSTO Joint Staff - Colonel General Anatoly Sidorov participated in the meeting.
Informal meeting of the heads of the CSTO member states of the Central Asian region in Bishkek on May 28, 201328.05.2013
Heads of the CSTO member states of the Central Asian region at an informal summit in Bishkek on May 28 decided to assist the authorities of Afghanistan after the withdrawal of the International Security Assistance Force from the territory of this country in 2014
May 28th this year In Bishkek, the Alla-Archa residence hosted an informal meeting of the heads of the CSTO member states of the Central Asian region (Kazakhstan - Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kyrgyzstan - Almazbek Atambayev, Russia - Vladimir Putin, Tajikistan - Emomali Rakhmon), during which the main focus of the President They devoted to the issues of improving the collective security system and implementing measures to counter the challenges and threats emanating from the territory of Afghanistan, taking into account the forthcoming withdrawal of the International Assistance Force without bout their dangers (ISAF).
CSTO General Secretary Nikolai Bordyuzha, who took part in the summit, said that the presidents of the CSTO member states decided to assist the Afghan authorities after the withdrawal of the International Security Assistance Force in 2014 from that country’s territory.
"The presidents made specific decisions, including on strengthening the military component, on holding events aimed at assisting the Afghan authorities to ensure stability in the state," Nikolai Bordyuzha said at the final press conference after the summit.
The CSTO Secretary General noted that the discussion of the situation in Afghanistan touched upon the problem of enhancing the protection of the borders of the CSTO member states, arranging them, providing the Collective Rapid Reaction Force with modern samples of compatible weapons and equipment, as well as the interaction of law enforcement agencies and relevant services to combat extremist manifestations.
Nikolai Bordyuzha said that the meeting also dealt with the fight against drug trafficking from Afghanistan.
"Today’s discussion of the heads of the CSTO member states has given a very serious impetus to the future work of the Organization in the light of increasing efforts in the Central Asian region to ensure the security and stability of the states," the CSTO Secretary General summarized.
Nikolai Bordyuzha also said that at the initiative of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic - the Chairman of the Collective Security Council of the CSTO in 2013, Almazbek Atambayev, the possibility of building the Russia-Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan railway was discussed. "Although this question does not directly concern the tasks of the CSTO, but nevertheless, the presidents agreed to instruct the relevant departments, specifically the Russian Railways, the railways of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to work on the feasibility and economic and financial ability to implement this project ", - he clarified._______________________________________________________________________
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