Kazakhstan ratifies CSTO agreements
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 15 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
The Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a law to ratify forces and units status of Collective Security Treaty Organization's (CSTO) collective security forces activity, Kazakh president's press-service reported on Thursday.
This agreement creates a legal basis for a temporary presence of the collective security forces in the CSTO member countries' territories in case of the Collective Security Council's decision in this regard.
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.