CSTO AND SCO PROPOSE ESTABLISHMENT OF ANTI-DRUG AND ANTI-TERRORIST SECURITY BELTS IN THE REGION
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and the Collective
Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) propose establishment of anti-drug
and anti-terrorist security belts in the region, particularly in
Afghanistan. CSTO Press Secretary Vitaly Strugovec told ArmInfo
Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov declared the proposal at a
conference n Afghanistan in Moscow Friday.
In particular, relevant documents have already been distributed
to the participants in the conference. ‘We invite all the states
and international organizations interested to take the measures as
contemplated by the documents’, S. Lavrov said. The participants
in the conference representing not only SCO and CSTO, but also G8
states: Turkmenistan, Turkey, Iran, UN, OSCE, EU and NATO, will
discuss the situation in Afghanistan and in the Middle East as well
as will develop am anti-drug and anti-terrorist strategy.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is an intergovernmental
mutual-security organisation which was founded in 2001 by the
leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan,
and Uzbekistan. To recall, Armenia assumed CSTO chairmanship from
Kyrghyzstan in 2008. CSTO comprises Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan,
Kyrghyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.