As the President of Kazakhstan noted, over the 30-year period, the CSTO has established itself as an effective mechanism for multilateral cooperation with serious potential for further development. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev stressed that the main tasks of the CSTO are to strengthen peace and stability, international and regional security, protect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the member states.

Particular attention in the speech of the Head of State was paid to the issues of countering international terrorism and extremism, drug and arms trafficking, illegal migration, including in the context of the development of the situation in Afghanistan.

- The situation in this country, as well as the unrelenting activity of armed groups on the territory of Afghanistan, continues to threaten the security and stability of our states. I believe that the CSTO needs to take into account all potential threats and pay even more attention to ensuring the security of the southern borders of Central Asia, the President of Kazakhstan is certain.

Another urgent task in the activities of the CSTO, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, outlined the strengthening of the potential of the CSTO peacekeeping forces.

- In our opinion, we should already set the task of connecting the CSTO to the UN peacekeeping activities. This step will strengthen the legal personality of the CSTO, ensure the practice of the Organization's participation in international peacekeeping operations, the Head of State is convinced.

Following the meeting, the leaders of the CSTO member states adopted the anniversary Statement of the Collective Security Council.