According to the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, during their meeting in New York, foreign ministers of the Member States of the Collective Security Treaty Organization have discussed interaction with the UN and international security issues, including the situation in Afghanistan.
“The partners discussed coordination of approaches on major issues on the agenda of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, ways to strengthen CSTO interaction with the UN, including in the area of CSTO involvement in UN peacekeeping operations. The partners exchanged insights on a wide range of relevant international and regional security issues, including the Organization’s area of responsibility, as well as on the situation in Afghanistan,” the statement reads.
Preparations for the upcoming session of the Collective Security Council in Yerevan were also discussed.
The Russian Foreign Ministry noted that “the meeting became an important stage in the work on further strengthening of foreign policy coordination within the CSTO, the regular ‘synchronization of watches’ on topical issues of the current international situation.”