MOSCOW, 16 May (BelTA) - The presidents of the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) signed a joint statement at the summit in Moscow on 16 May in connection with the 30th anniversary of the Collective Security Treaty and the 20th anniversary of the organization, BelTA has learned.
In their statement the CSTO leaders reaffirmed their determination to further develop partnership in different areas of military and defense cooperation and to increase coordinated actions in the international arena.
“We confirm that the organization will consistently ensure the security, sovereignty and territorial integrity of its member states, work to strengthen global and regional security, a fair resolution of international problems based on universally recognized norms and principles of international law,” the CSTO Collective Security Council statement reads.
The document also notes that the CSTO countries, having the appropriate capacity to ensure their security and stability, firmly believe there is no alternative to solving existing international problems through political and diplomatic means and give priority to the development of coordinated approaches to the problems of improving the international situation and counteracting the challenges and threats they face.”
The heads of state also signed a decision to award participants of the peacekeeping operation in Kazakhstan.