Monitoring Desk: The Capital of Kazakhstan—Astana will host session of the committee of secretaries of security councils of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member states May 24.
According to media reports, committee will discuss measures to deal with international terrorism and extremism.
According to available information, broad range issues including threats in the collective security area will be discussed.
“The committee of secretaries of security councils of the CSTO member states will also discuss a draft resolution on amending the regulation on the working group of experts on fighting terrorism and extremism under the aegis of the committee of secretaries of security councils of the CSTO member states. Participants of the meeting will discuss a plan for the joint training of command and control bodies as well as forces and assets of the CSTO collective security system in 2019”, reports BelTA News Agency of Belarus.
CSTO is an intergovernmental military alliance that was signed on 15 May 1992. Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan are permanent members while Afghanistan is non-member observer state. CSTO holds annual military command exercises for member-states.
No CSTO member state can offer military bases to foreign troops (non-member states) without obtaining official consent of all its members. CSTO employs a “rotating presidency” system in which the country leading the CSTO alternates every year.