Kazakhstan Assumes Chairmanship of CSTO From Belarus

Mon Jan 01 2024
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BAKU: In a symbolic transition, Kazakhstan has officially taken over the chairmanship of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) from Belarus, effective January 1. The handover, following the summit held in Minsk in November of the previous year, marks a pivotal moment for the regional security alliance.

During the summit in Minsk, President of Kazakhstan Kasim-Jomart Tokayev outlined the key priorities that his country aims to address during its tenure at the helm of the CSTO. A central focus will be on fostering cooperation to combat international terrorism and extremism, reflecting the collective commitment to maintaining stability and security within the member states.

Kazakhstan’s Leadership within CSTO

Kazakhstan’s leadership within the CSTO also aims to expand collaboration with prominent international entities such as the United Nations (UN) and its various structures. Additionally, the country seeks to strengthen ties with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

The CSTO, comprised of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan, serves as a crucial platform for regional cooperation on matters of security and defense.



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