Kyrgyz President, CIS Security Chief Discuss Collaboration


AKIpress news agency web site
30 Mar 04


Kyrgyz President Askar Akayev met Nikolay Bordyuzha, the
secretary-general of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO
of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Russia),
in Bishkek today.

The secretary-general informed the Kyrgyz president of the work done
by the organization and of the process of preparations for a regular
session of the Collective Security Council. An exchange of views on
the Kyrgyz Republic’s ideas about the CSTO’s practical activities was
held during the talks.

The Kyrgyz president said the CSTO began its first practical
activities in Kyrgyzstan in 1999-2000, proving to everybody that
collaboration within this organization is a must.

Kyrgyzstan is accurately honouring all its commitments before this
organization, the president said. The fully-fledged aviation component
of the CSTO’s rapid-reaction forces (Russian air base in Kant), which
is now operating, is a glaring example of this.

The president praised efforts by the CSTO to boost collaboration with
such organizations as the Eurasian Economic Community (members are
Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan) and the
Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

(Passage to end omitted: Nikolay Bordyuzha met Kyrgyz Speaker Abdygany
Erkebayev yesterday)