MOSCOW, 13 January (BelTA) - The CSTO Secretariat has submitted a draft decision of the Collective Security Council on the completion of the peacekeeping operation in Kazakhstan to the members of the organization's Collective Security Council. The order of withdrawal of the CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces will be approved by the CSTO Defense Ministers Council on 13 January, CSTO spokesman Vladimir Zainetdinov told BelTA.
“Armenia notified the CSTO Secretariat that Chairman of the CSTO Collective Security Council, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received a request from Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev with a request to mandate the completion of the CSTO peacekeeping mission in Kazakhstan starting 13 January 2022. The CSTO Secretariat has prepared a corresponding draft decision of the organization's Collective Security Council and submitted it to the CSTO leaders for approval,” the spokesman said.
“The order of withdrawal of the CSTO collective peacekeeping forces will be approved by the CSTO Defense Ministers Council which special online meeting is due to take place on 13 January,” Vladimir Zainetdinov said.