All Member States of the Collective Security Treaty Organization have ratified the documents on granting the status of CSTO Observer and Partner and the Protocols on amendments to the basic documents of the CSTO. The protocols came into effect on January 19, 2021. This is reported by the press service of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.
The Organization’s Member States have completed the ratification procedure for the four Protocols on amendments to the Collective Security Treaty, the CSTO Charter and the Agreement on the Legal Status of the Collective Security Treaty Organization:
– the Second Protocol amending the Collective Security Treaty of May 15, 1992;
– the Second Protocol amending the Agreement on the Legal Status of the Collective Security Treaty Organization of October 7, 2002;
– the Second and Third Protocols amending the CSTO Charter.
These documents were signed on November 8, 2018 in Astana (now Nur-Sultan) and provide, in particular, for the establishment of a legal framework for granting the status of Observer to the CSTO and Partner to the Organization for further development of cooperation with non-member states and international organizations.
In addition, regulatory changes are established regarding the composition of the CSTO Collective Security Council and the legal status of the deputy CSTO Secretaries General.