Collective Security Treaty officials hold consultations in Moscow

Collective Security Treaty officials hold consultations in Moscow

May 18 2004

MOSCOW, May 18 (Itar-Tass) – Consultations of deputy foreign and
defence ministers and deputy Security Council secretaries of the
Organisation of the Collective Security Treaty (CST) member states
were held in Moscow on Tuesday.

CST Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha and Russian First Deputy
Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Trubnikov attended the meeting.

The press service of the CST secretariat told Itar-Tass the
consultations participants exchanged views “on the development of the
situation in the CST responsibility zone and realisation of measures
to fight modern challenges and threats.”

The officials devoted special attention to “the situation formed
in Afghanistan, as well as strengthening of cooperation of the
organisation members in the post-conflict settlement in the country,”
said the press service.

The sides discussed the fulfilment of decisions adopted at the Dushanbe
session of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation and priorities
in the organisation’s activities.

CST members are Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
and Tajikistan.

The press service also said the meeting participants “on the whole
approved drafts of the documents planned to be considered at the June
CST session in Astana.”