Today marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Collective Security Treaty and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, reports the official website of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.
As you may recall, the Collective Security Treaty (CST) was signed in Tashkent on May 15, 1992.
On May 14, 2002, at a session in Moscow, the Collective Security Council decided to reorganize the mechanisms and structures of cooperation between states parties to the Collective Security Treaty into an international regional organization, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, giving it the appropriate status.
The CSTO Charter entered into force on September 18, 2003.
Current members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization are: the Republic of Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Russian Federation and Republic of Tajikistan.
According to the Event Plan to mark the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Collective Security Treaty and the 20th anniversary of the Collective Security Treaty Organization approved by a decision of the Collective Security Council, an awareness-raising campaign under the motto CSTO. 30 Years –We Are Stronger Together! is being held across all of the Organization’s Member States from May 1 to 30, 2022.
Anniversary banners are displayed on billboards and city boards on the streets of the capitals of the CSTO Member States, as well as in Almaty and St Petersburg. Information videos are also broadcast on online monitors in cars and stations of the underground in Minsk, Almaty, Moscow and St Petersburg, and at airports in Minsk, Moscow (Vnukovo, Terminal A, Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo) and St Petersburg (Pulkovo).
An anniversary photo exhibition CSTO. 30 Years –We Are Stronger Together! was opened on Tverskoy Boulevard in Moscow. From May 16 to 30, 2022, the exhibition will continue on Gogolevsky Boulevard, 12.
Another exhibition prepared by Rossiya Segodnya news agency specially for the CSTO anniversary is open from May 14 to 30, 2022 on Zubovsky Boulevard, 4 in Moscow.