CSTO Secretary General considers unification with EurAsEC inappropriate
Kazakhstan, Astana, Aug. 15 / Trend A. Maratov /
The Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) must cooperate, rather than unite, Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Nikolai Bordyuzha said.
"These are two organizations with quite different objectives," Bordyuzha said at a videopress conference "Moscow-Astana". "The CSTO specializes in security issues, and the EEC - on economic issues."
Therefore, the task is to complement each other through cooperation, he said.
CSTO is a military-political alliance, uniting seven CIS countries: Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Belarus, Uzbekistan and Armenia.
The EurAsEC was founded to develop economic cooperation, trade, effectively promoting the process of forming the customs union and single economic space, coordinate the actions of the community members while integrating the global economy and international trading system.
The members of the community are the five countries - Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
"The CSTO must develop a security system of the global projects that are implemented within the EurAsEC," Bordyuzha said.
He stressed the presence of the Protocol on Cooperation between the two organizations.
It is inappropriate to talk about the unification.