Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 20 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) should accelerate creating the collective peacekeeping forces which will be able to participate in resolving conflicts in various regions of the world under UN mandate, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said in an interview with Soyuzniki. ODKB magazine (The Allies. Collective Security Treaty Organization), Novosti-Kazakhstan reported.
According to Nazarbayev, new mechanisms of decision-making on major issues of security should be developed within the framework of the CSTO.
"One of the important activities of the Organization is to determine the shape of modern technical capabilities of collective security. This, in turn, should have a direct impact on the development of CSTO member defense enterprises state, their technical re-equipment, the development of research and development activities in the military sphere," Nazarbayev said.
The Collective Security Treaty Organization is an intergovernmental military alliance of Post-soviet countries. It was created in 1992. The CSTO charter reaffirmed the desire of all participating countries to abstain from using threat of force. Signatories would not be able to join other military alliances or other groups of states, while aggression against one signatory would be perceived as an aggression against all. CSTO members are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. In 2012 Kazakhstan will chair the organization.