On November 8, 2018 Astana (the Republic of Kazakhstan) hosted Joint Session of the Council of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, the Council of the Ministers of Defense and the Committee of the Secretaries of the Security Councils of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (SCTO).
The Ministers of Foreign Affairs, the Ministers of Defence, the Secretaries of the Security Councils of the CSTO Member States, as well as Acting Secretary General of the Organization attended the meeting.
In his statement, V.Makei presented the position of Belarus on the main problems of global and regional security, stressed the importance of collective actions aimed at solving the challenges that the Organization faces nowadays, as well as made a number of proposals to improve the foreign policy interaction of the CSTO member states.
During the meeting, the parties exchanged views on the current problems of international and regional security and discussed the issues of cooperation both within the Organization and on international arena. The high-profile issues of the Organization’s activities during the chairmanship of the Kyrgyz Republic in the CSTO in 2018-2019 were announced
The participants of the Joint Session approved a number of documents and submitted them to the consideration of the Heads of Delegations during the CSTO Collective Security Council Summit.