Kyrgyzstan Ratifies Changes to CSTO Peacekeeping Activities Agreement

Fri Dec 29 2023
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DUSHANBE, Kyrgyzstan: President Sadyr Japarov of Kyrgyzstan has signed into law the ratification of a protocol amending the CSTO Peacekeeping Activities Agreement of October 2007.

The protocol, signed on September 16, 2021, in Dushanbe, underwent parliamentary approval on November 22, 2023.

The ratified law facilitates the implementation of internal state procedures necessary for incorporating the changes outlined in the protocol. According to the amended agreement, collective peacekeeping forces (CPF) of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will be created under the auspices of the “Coordinating State,” determined by the CSTO Collective Security Council, for use in UN peacekeeping operations.

Conditions for the participation of CSTO collective peacekeeping forces in UN peacekeeping operations will be governed by an agreement between the coordinating state and the authorized UN unit.

The protocol also outlines the regulatory framework for including peacekeeping contingents in the CSTO collective peacekeeping forces, involving bilateral and multilateral agreements between the coordinating state and other CSTO member states.

Additionally, each CSTO member state retains the right to deploy its peacekeeping forces, registered in the UN Peacekeeping Capability Readiness System, to participate in peacekeeping operations under a UN mandate.

The CSTO Collective Security Council must be informed about the member state’s participation in such operations. The ratified changes strengthen Kyrgyzstan’s commitment to collective peacekeeping efforts within the CSTO framework and align with UN peacekeeping mandates.




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