Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization of the Collective Security Treaty
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization of the Collective Security Treaty (PA OCST) was established as the parliamentary dimension of the OCST, at the initiative of the parliament speakers of the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States - OCST members, at their session on 16 November 2006.
The OCST Parliamentary Assembly discusses issues of cooperation of the Organization of the Collective Security Treaty member states in international, military-political, legal and other spheres; elaborates corresponding recommendations that are submitted to the OCST Council, other OCST bodies, and national parliaments. In addition, the PA OCST adopts pattern (model) legislative acts aimed at regulating legal relations in the sphere of the OCST competence as well as recommendations on rapprochement of legislation of the OCST member nations and its putting in conformity with provisions of international treaties concluded by these states in the OCST frameworks and discusses other issues important for the member states’ interparliamentary cooperation.
The PA OCST has three permanent commissions: Commission on Defence and Security Issues, Commission on Political Issues and International Cooperation and Commission on Social-Economic and Legal Issues.
It usually holds two plenary sessions a year.
Parliamentary delegations of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Russian Federation and Tajikistan are full members of the PA OCST.
The National Assembly established a standing delegation to take part in the organization’s work.
- National Assembly Deputy Speaker Radovan Tvrdisic and CSTO PA standing delegation member Djordje Todorovic took part in the session of the CSTO PA Council held outside the seat in Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan, on 1 July 2021, presided by the Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation and the CSTO PA Council Vyacheslav Volodin.
- The members of the National Assembly’s standing delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO PA) took part in the 2 March 2021 online meetings of the CSTO PA Standing Commission on Defence and Security (Head of the delegation to CSTO PA MA Milovan Drecun), Standing Commission on Political Affairs and International Cooperation (delegation member Jovan Palalic) and the Standing Commission on Socio-Economic and Legal Issues (delegation member Dusan Bajatovic).