Astana CSTO informal meeting

Regional security and situation in North Africa and Middle East 

An informal meeting of the Heads of the Collective Security Treaty Organization member states will be held in Astana on August 12, Official spokesman of Kazakh Foreign Ministry Askar Abdrakhmanov made it public.[1]

The issues regarding situation with regional security within the CSTO[2] responsibility zone and issues of the international agenda including the situation in North Africa and Middle East will be discussed.


[1] Posted on the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan website, Karim Massimov, at

[2] CSTO, Collective Security Treaty Organization, members: Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Originally formed in 1992 under the auspices of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Collective Security Treaty.