CSTO started consultations on providing assistance to Kazakhstan

The President of Armenia, who is the chairman of the Collective Security Council

The Chairman of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization and Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, announced that he was starting consultations on providing assistance to Kazakhstan. He wrote about this on his Facebook.

“I just had a telephone conversation with the President of Kazakhstan. Considering the appeal of the President of Kazakhstan for assistance in overcoming the current situation in Kazakhstan, I, as the chairman of the CSTO Collective Security Council, begin immediate consultations with the heads of the CSTO countries, '', & mdash; Pashinyan wrote.

On the evening of January 5, the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, announced that he had turned to the CSTO partners for help. He explained this by the fact that terrorist gangs trained abroad are operating in the country. According to him, we are talking about external aggression, and therefore the appeal to the CSTO members is 'appropriate and timely'.

“ This is an undermining of the integrity of the state and, most importantly, & mdash; this is an attack on our citizens '', & mdash; Tokayev noted.

On the evening of January 5, Tokayev also held a telephone conversation with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.

The CSTO includes Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.

In accordance with Art. 4 of the CSTO treaty, the parties to the agreement immediately provide assistance to a state that has been attacked from outside, including a military one. In accordance with Article 2, the parties to the agreement, in the event of a threat to security, stability, territorial integrity and sovereignty, immediately activate the mechanism of joint consultations in order to coordinate their positions, develop and take measures to provide assistance. The decision to use the forces and means of the collective security system in accordance with the decision is made by the heads of state & ndash; participants, indicated in the document.

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