Kazakh Parliament ratifies agreements on CSTO
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 1 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
The Kazakh Senate (Parliament's upper house) ratified a package on the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) activity at the plenary session on Thursday, Novosti-Kazakhstan reported.
In particular, the deputies adopted the law on "Ratification of the agreement on Collective Security Treaty Organization's forces and units status and collective security system."
The agreement creates a legal basis for a temporary presence of collective security forces in CSTO-members territories in case of Collective Security Council's decision on this issue.
Moreover, the Senate ratified an Agreement on CSTO forces formation and functioning and number of other agreements within CSTO.
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 participant 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 considered as an aggression against all. CSTO members are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.