ArmInfo.Yuri Khachaturov, CSTO Secretary General, during his speech at the meeting of the Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, presented the priorities of the Collective Security Treaty Organization activity at the present stage and the preparation of the
Parliamentary Assembly Assembly,the press service of the CSTO reports. The Secretary General said that effective mechanisms for ensuring the security, independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the member states have been created in the CSTO for 15 years of its existence and 25 years of operation of the Collective Security Treaty.
Khachaturov noted that it is necessary to raise a number of issues, the solution of which with the help of parliamentarians would help increase the effectiveness of collective efforts to ensure international peace and security. "In particular, without the active participation of national parliaments, it is difficult to resolve issues in harmonizing the legislations of the member states that provide the legal framework for their operation in the CSTO format," said the CSTO Secretary General
In his opinion, one of the important tasks is the formation of a positive international image of the CSTO in the international arena. "The active work of parliamentarians with their foreign counterparts from international organizations and third countries, their active work in domestic and foreign media, aimed at popularization of the CSTO policy in the whole range of tasks to be solved," Khachaturov emphasized.
The Secretary General of the CSTO has examined the current military and political situation in the CSTO's area of responsibility and the current problems of international and regional security. He noted that, unfortunately, the "right of the strong" is persistently planted in international politics. "In the policies of the individual Western countries, today the desire to maintain its dominant position in the world at any price prevails." All the power of their propaganda is at the same time, the perpetrators of political cataclysms are presented as Victims; Regimes professing militant nationalism, religious extremism and other values incompatible with human morality, are heroized and comprehensively supported by the principle: "He is a scoundrel, he is our scoundrel", he stressed the Khachaturov problem.
In conclusion, he said that the meetings of the Secretary General of the CSTO and other officials of the Organization with representatives of national parliaments have become a good tradition, during which topical problems of international security are discussed and ways of their possible solution are outlined. "For me it was the first working contact with you. I have a firm intention to continue this practice and look forward to your support, "summed up the CSTO Secretary General Yuri Khachaturov.