ArmInfo.The Council of Defense Ministers and Foreign Ministers of the CSTO will discuss on Tuesday a draft protocol on amending the main agreement on the peacekeeping activities of the CSTO. This was stated by Secretary General of the organization Stanislav Zas on Monday during a meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (PA CSTO).
"Tomorrow, for consideration by the Council of Defense Ministers and the Council of Foreign Ministers of the CSTO, a draft, prepared on the UN legal basis, a protocol on amending our basic agreement on the CSTO peacekeeping activities will be submitted for approval. It provides for the participation of the CSTO collective peacekeeping forces in UN peacekeeping operations through an agreement with the coordinating state, as which the Collective Security Council determines one of the CSTO member states," Zas said, RIA Novosti reported. The CSTO Secretary General noted that after signing the document should be ratified in the parliaments of the organization's member states.
On December 1 of this year a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization will be held under the chairmanship of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov in the format of a video conference. CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas will take part in the meeting via video link. The agenda of the meeting includes the state and prospects for the development of global and regional security, as well as key aspects of the Organization's activities. The results of the chairmanship of the Russian Federation in the Organization, which will pass to the Republic of Tajikistan, will be summed up. Particular attention will be paid to the interaction of the CSTO with the UN with an emphasis on peacekeeping issues.