DUSHANBE, 16 September (BelTA) – Peacekeeping forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization will be able to participate in operations of the United Nations Organization. Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Stanislav Zas made the statement after a session of the CSTO Collective Security Council held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on 16 September, BelTA has learned.
During the summit the CSTO heads of state approved a package of documents on advancing interaction in the military sphere. The documents improve the procedures designed to maintain the combat ability of the CSTO collective forces.
Amendments were also introduced to the agreement on CSTO peacemaking activities. It was the final step in establishing the procedure for enabling CSTO peacekeeping forces to participate in UN operations.
The amendments provide for the possibility of using the CSTO peacekeeping forces in peacekeeping operations, which are organized under the aegis of the United Nations Organization via coordinating CSTO member states, Stanislav Zas noted.
Apart from that, the post of the CSTO secretary general's special representative for peacemaking affairs was established during the CSTO Collective Security Council session.