Priorities of Kazakhstan’s CSTO Presidency
Kazakh government is planning to expand cooperation between the Collective Security Treaty Organization and the UN counter-terrorism bodies to fight international terrorism and extremism. It is one of the priorities of Kazakhstan’s work as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Serbia are also focusing on the well-coordinated work of the rapid reaction force and the need to ensure the effective functioning of the new body of the CSTO Joint Staff and the Center for Crisis Response. Kazakhstan’s presidency in the Collective Security Treaty Organization began in 2018.
KASSYM-ZHOMART TOKAYEV, SPEAKER OF KAZAKH SENATE:
- First of all, we are going to conduct joint actions aimed at preventing the CSTO citizens from going abroad to the hotspots of terrorist activities. We will also conduct awareness-raising to instill in the public consciousness rejection of any forms of radical political and religious practices.
The Senate speaker stressed that it is necessary to work out measures aimed at counteracting computer attacks and to use the CSTO interactive platforms more widely to share experiences in this field.