The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) plays a key role in ensuring regional stability. Maria Zakharova, the official representative of the Russian foreign ministry, stated about this at Thursday’s weekly press briefing, news.am informs.
Zakharova: CSTO plays key role in ensuring regional stability
STEPANAKERT, OCTOBER 6, ARTSAKHPRESS: She recalled that the CSTO will mark its 20th anniversary Friday.
According to Zakharova, on this day in 2002, a decision was made to grant the “CSTO” status to this international regional organization.
"In a relatively short period of time, the organization has passed a worthy path. With joint efforts, an effective structure dealing with security issues was created. Also, the CSTO plays a key role in assisting in regional stability in its area of responsibility," she said.
Zakharova emphasized that participating in the peacekeeping operation in Kazakhstan in January was a clear confirmation of the CSTO's development.