Speaking to representatives of the media, the President of Kazakhstan noted the friendly and constructive nature of the meeting held in the framework of the CSTO Collective Security Council.
- We have considered almost all the issues of interaction between states in the interests of strengthening security. A constructive exchange of views took place on the main directions of the development of the CSTO and the current problems of international and regional politics. The results of fulfilling the priorities of the Kazakhstan's chairmanship in the CSTO have been summed up, the Head of State said.
Nursultan Nazarbayev stressed that the CSTO member states highly appreciated the activities of Kazakhstan as chairman of this international organization.
In addition, the President of Kazakhstan spoke about important decisions taken, aimed at further strengthening cooperation within the CSTO and improving mechanisms for ensuring collective security.
- The main political document of the CSTO Summit in Astana was the final Declaration, which reflects the objectives and plans of the Organization for the coming period. A Statement “On Coordinated Measures Regarding Participants of Armed Conflicts on the Side of International Terrorist Organizations” was adopted. The work started on the legal registration of the status of the CSTO partner and the observer at the CSTO, begun by our Belarusian colleagues. A corresponding package of documents has been signed, the Head of State said.
Nursultan Nazarbayev also noted that as a result of the session, an Action Plan for the development of a system to combat illegal migration and an Action Plan for the development of a coordinated information policy in favor of the CSTO countries were approved.
In conclusion, the President of Kazakhstan informed the media about the transition of the CSTO chairmanship to the Kyrgyz Republic for the next intersessional period. The head of state expressed confidence that the chairmanship of the Kyrgyz Republic will be held at a high level and will make a significant contribution to the further all-round development of the Organization.