President Putin: CSTO leaders have consensus on approaches to security
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 15 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
Leaders of the Organization of the Collective Security Treaty have consensus on the approaches to the problems of international and regional security, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday after the CSTO meeting in a narrow circle, RIA Novosti reported.
"We had a very frank exchange of views on the current world problems, determined further joint efforts to counter the global and regional threats and challenges, shared the results of our analysis of the situation in the world and international security," Putin said, while opening the enlarged session of the summit on Tuesday.
"We have very close approaches to major issues of international and regional security. I believe that the CSTO role in the world will continue increasing," he added.
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.