Astana to host extraordinary meeting of CSTO Council of Foreign Ministers

BAKU. March 30. KAZINFORM Kazakh city of Astana will host the extraordinary meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization's Council of Foreign Ministers on April 6, the organization reported. The meeting will be held under the chairmanship of Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerzhan Kazykhanov.

"The foreign ministers of the CSTO member states will discuss the draft agenda of the jubilee session of the Collective Security Council, which will be dedicated to the 20th anniversary of signing the Collective Security Treaty and the 10th anniversary of the Collective Security Treaty Organization," the CSTO said.

The Collective Security Treaty Organization is an intergovernmental military alliance of the post-Soviet countries. It was created in 1992. The CSTO members are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, Trend reports.

The Foreign Ministers will discuss fundamental positions of the CSTO member states on important global and regional security issues, collective measures to resolve them and strengthening of allied solidarity in case of external threats.

The meeting will be attended by CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha, who will report on the cooperation status and foreign policy objectives coordination of the organization's member states.

Moreover, the Foreign Ministries will discuss interaction between the permanent representatives of the CSTO members to international organizations and planning signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the CSTO Secretariat and the UN Operations Department on peace-keeping.


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