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We, the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), being committed to the goals and objectives of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction (hereinafter “the Convention”), support efforts aimed at the complete liberation of the world from chemical weapons, strengthening the non-proliferation regime and preventing their use by anyone and under any circumstances.

As adherents of the Convention, we pursue exclusively constructive goals, including finding mutually acceptable solutions, avoiding confrontation and attempts to impose a politicized agenda on the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and turn it into an instrument for promoting the geopolitical interests of individual countries.

We emphasize the importance of strict observance of the provisions of paragraph 2 of Article VII of the Convention on the cooperation of the States Parties and the provision of legal assistance in an appropriate form to ensure that an adequate national investigation of alleged incidents is carried out. This kind of interaction implies the provision of all the necessary information requested by the State Party concerned in the implementation of its obligations under paragraph 1 of Article VII of the Convention.

We stand for the unconditional and conscientious use of the mechanisms of the Convention to clarify issues that raise doubts about the observance of this international treaty or which may be considered unclear. We call on the participating States to abandon loud politicized statements and move to real cooperation, consultations and exchange of relevant information in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2 of Article IX of the Convention.

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