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The CSTO Collective Security Council met online

On 2 December, a meeting of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), chaired by Vladimir Putin, was held by videoconference. The meeting brought together seven heads of CSTO member States in an online format, using CCS technology, and took place under pre-approved regulations, in accordance with the standard scenario for meetings of this type.

The meeting was attended by Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of Kazakhstan Kasem-Jomart Tokayev, Acting President of Kyrgyzstan Talent Mammytov, The President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rakhmon, and the Secretary-General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, Stanislav Zak.

 

The main themes of the dialogue were the mass protests in Belarus and the revolution in Kyrgyzstan, the military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorny Karabakh, as well as the tense epidemiological situation in the world. Following the meeting, the CSTO leaders declared their readiness to work together to create a common safe democratic space from Vancouver to Vladivostok.

Vladimir Putin considered such meetings in an extended format promising, and expressed the hope that they would become regular. He also advocated the granting of observer status and partner status to countries seeking to maintain regular relations with the CSTO.

The key decisions of the session were contained in the final Declaration, the Declaration on a Just and Sustainable World Order and a number of other documents.

The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) currently brings together Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan. The purposes of the Organization are to strengthen peace, international and regional security and stability and to protect, on a collective basis, the independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty of Member States, in the achievement of which priority is given to political means.

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