Tajikistan is not satisfied with the implementation of the decision of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) on assistance in strengthening the security at the border with Afghanistan, said Minister of Foreign Affairs Sirodzhdin Aslov following the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the CSTO countries in Dushanbe on Thursday.
“We analyzed the progress of the Council's decisions on the provision of assistance to Tajikistan in strengthening the Tajik-Afghan border. The decision has not been implemented fully so far, therefore, the partners were urged to undertake the practical measures to implement this decision,” said Aslov.
He said the April meeting of foreign ministries has discussed the situation in the CSTO-zones of responsibility, particularly in Afghanistan.
“A positive assessment was given for our work on establishing communication links with the Afghan authorities who are no less than we are interested in stability in the country,” said Aslov.
Discussion of the status and prospects of cooperation within the Organization took place today. "Crisis response issues and improvement of the CSTO activity in this direction were also discussed,” said Aslov.
Cooperation with the UN, OSCE, SCO and other international and regional organizations was discussed and the parties agreed to continue building and strengthening cooperation mechanisms. “We have signed a number of decisions,” the minister added.
CSTO summit is due to be held in Dushanbe this fall.
CSTO members are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.