Senate members approve international activity laws

The Collective Security Treaty Organization will establish a coordinating state for participation in UN peacekeeping missions. Any member of the organization may be elected for this role. The country will assume full responsibility for ensuring the operation of the Collective Peacekeeping Forces, including addressing logistical, financial and transport issues. Senate members ratified amendments to the agreements on CSTO peacekeeping activities. This will enable the updating and improvement of the legal framework for peacekeeping work of the international organization, as well as resolve all the issues related to organizing and supporting the functioning of peacekeeping forces in UN peacekeeping operations, particularly regarding material and technical tasks.

“The laws considered today are aimed at regulating specific matters related to the activities of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. Particularly, consideration was given to the possibility of using the organization’s peacekeeping potential within the United Nations. Additionally, these laws establish the legal framework and conditions for interaction between member states in the provision of legal assistance, material-technical support, and medical aid. Overall, we believe that the laws will contribute to enhancing the efficiency of the Organization’s efforts in strengthening peace and stability,” said Maulen Ashimbayev, Chairperson of the Senate, the Upper House of the Kazakh Parliament.  

According to the Senate, an Upper House of the Kazakh Parliament, Kazakh military personnel have been taking part in peacekeeping operations for 30 years, including missions in Nepal, Western Sahara, Cote d'Ivoire, and Lebanon. Over 9,000 Kazakh soldiers have fulfilled their military duty by serving on the Tajik-Afghan border. Furthermore, 300 Kazbat peacekeeping military unit servicemen conducted a mission in Iraq.