Astana, Kazakhstan, Sept. 22
By Daniar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Nikolai Bordyuzha, the Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) says his organization sees "undesirable tendencies" in Central Asia.
"We are seeing several undesirable tendencies in the territory of the Central Asia. This include the intensification of extremist activity, the large or small militant groups' attempts to cross borders, and attempt to create some sort of underground extremist state" Bordyuzha said.
He made the remarks during a videoconference on the results of recent CSTO joint drills held in Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, and the operation dubbed Channel-Valley.
He said all this forces to consolidate the overall effort to ensure security and stability in the countries.
"I hope that after some time Uzbekistan, as well as Turkmenistan, will cooperate in terms of overall efforts to ensure stability in the region. This is highly desirable and will be very useful for all countries in the region," Bordyuzha added.