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09 July 2020, 19:24

CSTO to counteract combined forms of destructive influence on member states

MOSCOW, 9 July (BelTA) – The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has started discussing the concept of cooperation for counteracting modern combined forms of destructive influence on CSTO member states. The first session of the working group in charge of working out the document took place in the CSTO Secretariat on 9 July, BelTA has learned.

Addressing participants of the session, Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Stanislav Zas noted that growing threats and challenges to global security in the modern age force CSTO countries to act energetically and in concert. The CSTO Collective Security Strategy for the period till 2025 was passed by heads of six CSTO member states in Yerevan in 2016. The strategy directly and openly talks about these challenges and threats. The plan to implement the strategy was approved by the CSTO Collective Security Council one year later. The plan is aimed at expanding upon and filling the main provisions of the strategy with new meaning. It is also designed to formulate prospects of future development of the Collective Security Treaty Organization and bolster the foundation of its international subjectivity. The development of the concept for cooperation of the CSTO member states in counteracting modern combined forms of destructive influence on CSTO member states is a practical step in this direction.

According to Stanislav Zas, members of the working group, which includes specialists from various spheres of security from the CSTO member states, are supposed to put together a universal document in order to determine the vector of the collective efforts the CSTO countries will exercise in the foreseeable future to counteract threats to their sovereignty and security in the new historical age.

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