Kazakh Senate Speaker Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Majilis Speaker Kabibulla Dzhakupov took part in the 7th Plenary Session of the Collective Security Treaty Organization’s Parliamentary Assembly in Saint Petersburg, the press service of the Majilis reports.
The Kazakh delegation included Senators Kairat Ishchanov and Akhan Bizhanov and Majilis members Maulen Ashimbayev, Victor Rogalev, Kamal Burkhanov, Meruert Kazbekova and Nurlan Abdirov.
The meeting participants discussed topical security issues in the CIS, implementation progress of the CSTO PA’s Action Plan on the approximation and harmonization of national legislation of the CSTO member states for 2011-2015 and suggestions for development of a similar action plan for 2016-2020, as well as shared views on the future development of parliamentary cooperation within the CSTO.
The attendees also considered recommendations for harmonization of the CSTO member states’ legislation regarding refugees and asylum seekers, information and communications security and critical facilities security.
The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the Collective Security Treaty (CST) which was signed on May 15, 1992. At the moment, the members of the Organization are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO PA) discusses cooperation of the CSTO member states in the international, military and political, legal and other spheres and develops relevant recommendations, which it submits to the Collective Security Council, other CSTO bodies and national parliaments. In addition, the CSTO PA adopts standard (model) legislative acts aimed at regulating legal relations within the CSTO’s competence, as well as recommendations on approximation of the CSTO member states’ legislation and harmonization with the provisions of international agreements concluded by these states within the CSTO.