Heads of six states discussed issues of further development of CSTO in Bishkek
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in an informal meeting of the Heads of the CSTO member states in Bishkek, Akorda’s press service reported.
The meeting was attended by Presidents of Armenia – Serzh Sargsyan, Belarus – Alexander Lukashenko, Kyrgyzstan – Almazbek Atambayev, Russia – Vladimir Putin, Tajikistan – Emomali Rahmon, as well as CSTO acting Secretary General Valery Semirikov.
During the informal meeting the Heads of the CSTO member states discussed the issues of further development of the Organization, as well as deepening cooperation in the sphere of ensuring security.
N.Nazarbayev noted that this year is a jubilee for the participating countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.
In this regard, the President of Kazakhstan, congratulating the participants of the meeting on the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty, particularly emphasized its importance in ensuring the national and regional security, as well as in strengthening the integrity of the participating states.
The Head of State also paid attention to the issues of expanding the zone of interaction between the CSTO and other international institutions and organizations in the sphere of security.
In addition, the members of the organization considered the possibility of consolidating efforts in the fight against modern regional and global challenges.
At the end of the meeting, the Heads of the participating states appointed Yuri Khachaturov as the Secretary General of the CSTO.
Source: Kazakhstan 2050