The CSTO summit

Date of publication: 2 December 2020

According to the Kazakh leader Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the agreement on the cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh adopted with the mediation of Russian President Vladimir Putin deserves the highest assessment, RIA Novosti reports.

Speaking at the session of the collective security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) via video link, Tokayev stressed that the agreement reached with the most active participation of Moscow is the only correct solution in the current critical situation.

This document will contribute to the establishment of long-term peace in the region. “This is a truly historic agreement,” the head of Kazakhstan concluded.

According to Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, the role of Russian leader Vladimir Putin in stopping the bloodshed in Nagorno-Karabakh is exceptional, TASS reports.

Speaking at the CSTO summit held via videoconference, the Prime Minister noted that throughout the 44 days of military operations, he was in constant contact with Putin, discussing the necessary measures to stop the bloodshed and protect people’s lives.

“We are still working closely to solve problems such as the search for missing persons, the exchange of prisoners of war and detained persons, and the bodies of the dead,” Pashinyan stressed.

At the regular meeting of the Council of foreign Ministers of the collective security Treaty Organization, held in the format of a videoconference, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Tajikistan Sirojiddin Muhriddin made a speech.

The politician shared Tajikistan’s vision on topical issues of cooperation in the priority areas of the Organization’s current agenda. According to him, the long-term socio-economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic may also pose a security threat.

The Minister touched upon the issues of countering terrorism, extremism and transnational crime in the CSTO space, noting the problems of Afghanistan and the current situation in the Tajik-Afghan border area.

Muhriddin touched upon the main priority areas of Tajikistan’s upcoming CSTO chairmanship in the political and international fields.

The heads of delegations exchanged views on the main trends in the development of international and regional security and the activities of the CSTO.



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