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CSTO Foreign Ministers meet in Almaty

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Almaty, 22 June 2024 (TDI): The Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the CSTO(Collective Security Treaty Organization) convened under the leadership of Murat Nurtileu, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The leaders of the foreign policy departments from the CSTO member states engaged in a comprehensive exchange of views on international and regional developments.

They assessed the implications of these developments on the security and stability of the countries within the Organization.

In his address, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan briefed the meeting participants on Kazakhstan’s stance and perspectives regarding CSTO cooperation.

He updated the committee on the progress made in implementing Kazakhstan’s priorities during its chairmanship in the first half of the year and presented several proposals aimed at fostering further comprehensive development.

Following the meeting, the ministers approved the draft Targeted Interstate Program for Strengthening the Tajik-Afghan Border.

Additionally, they endorsed several documents related to peacekeeping, financial and organizational activities, and developing draft international treaties within the CSTO.

The Council of Foreign Ministers also adopted several political statements covering a range of critical issues.

These statements addressed the ongoing situation in the Middle East and North Africa, emphasizing the need for stability and peaceful resolutions in these regions.

They also highlighted the importance of the peaceful use of outer space, reflecting a commitment to preventing its militarization.

Furthermore, the ministers commemorated the 80th anniversary of Belarus’s liberation from Nazi occupation, underscoring the historical significance and collective memory of this event.

Additionally, they focused on the pressing issue of information security, acknowledging the growing challenges and the necessity for robust measures to safeguard digital information.

The meeting in Almaty took place in a traditionally cordial and friendly atmosphere, reflecting the strong relationships among the member states.

During the discussions, all parties reiterated their unwavering commitment to advancing cooperation within the framework of the CSTO.

They expressed a collective determination to further reinforce the Organization’s role and capabilities, emphasizing the importance of unity and collaboration in addressing regional and international challenges.

This reaffirmation of commitment underscored the member states’ shared vision for a secure and stable future under the CSTO’s aegis.

Within the framework of the SYMK, M. Nurtileu, the head of Kazakhstan’s foreign policy department, and S. Lavrov, the head of Russia’s foreign policy department, met bilaterally.

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During this meeting, they discussed the development prospects of Kazakhstan-Russia cooperation and reviewed the schedule of upcoming high-level joint activities planned for the remainder of the year.

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