States                 CIS                                                             Collective Security Treaty

Armenia             Member since 21 December 1991      Member since 15 May 1992
Azerbaijan         Member since 24 September 1993     Member from 24 September 1993 until April 1999
Belarus               Member since 8 December 1991     
Georgia              Member since 9 December 1993        Member from 9 December 1993 until April 1999
Kazakhstan        Member since 21 December 1991     Member since 15 May 1992
Kyrgyzstan         Member since 21 December 1991      Member since 15 May 1992
Russia                Member since 8 December 1991        Member since 15 May 1992
Moldova             Member since 21 December 1991      Not Member
Tajikistan            Member since 21 December 1991      Member since 15 May 1992
Turkmenistan     Member since 21 December 1991     Not Member
Ukraine               Member since 8 December 1991        Not Member
Uzbekistan         Member since 21 December 1991     Member from 15 May 1992 until April 1999

Joint Declaration by President George W. Bush and President Vladimir V. Putin on the New Strategic Relationship Between the United States of America and the Russian Federation, US-Russia Summit, Moscow, 24 May 2002. Released by Office of the Press Secretary, White House


    In Central Asia and the South Caucasus, we recognize our common interest in promoting the stability, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of all the nations of this region. The United States and Russia reject the failed model of "Great Power" rivalry that can only increase the potential for conflict in those regions. We will support economic and political development and respect for human rights while we broaden our humanitarian cooperation and cooperation on counterterrorism and counternarcotics.

    The United States and Russia will cooperate to resolve regional conflicts, including those in Abkhazia and Nagorno-Karabakh, and the Transnistrian issue in Moldova. We strongly encourage the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia to exhibit flexibility and a constructive approach to resolving the conflict concerning Nagorno-Karabakh. As two of the Co-Chairmen of the OSCE's Minsk Group, the United States and Russia stand ready to assist in these efforts.