Kyrgyzstan's president participates in the CSTO informal summit
The president for transitional period of Kyrgyzstan Roza Otunbayeva takes part in the informal meeting of the heads of Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana, the Kazakh mass media reported.
There are global and regional threats to security and stability in the CSTO countries at the summit's agenda. According to the official representative of Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs Askar Abdrakhmanov, they plan to discuss the issues of security in Central Asia countries, to sum up the presidency of Belarus and the last exercises of the Collective Rapid Reaction Force during the meeting, news agency "24.kg" reported.
"The issues of regional security remain in the focus of attention. However no country can effectively address issues related to security alone. Kazakhstan gives priority to collective actions in this matter," said the head of Foreign Policy Department of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Kazykhanov.
Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are the members of CSTO. The organization was founded in 1997 in Kishinev. Collective Security Treaty provides the assistance to the country - a member of the organization in the case of aggression by a State being not a member of the CSTO.