CSTO’s role to ensure security in Central Asia to be discussed in Bishkek

Kyrgyzstan Materials 21 March 2013 14:03 (UTC +04:00)
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CSTO’s role to ensure security in Central Asia to be discussed in Bishkek

A round table on 'CSTO and security issues in Central Asia', organised by the Secretariat of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Defence Council of Kyrgyzstan will be held in Bishkek on Tuesday, March 26.

As the CSTO press secretary Vladimir Zainetdinov announced, the 'round table' will bring together political analysts and experts from Kyrgyzstan and other CSTO member states, as well as heads of information and analytical structures that joined the Analytical Association of CSTO. The secretary general of CSTO Nikolay Bordyuzha will take part in the work and make a speech.

'The CSTO Secretariat is working on holding a series of round tables and seminars in member states in 2013 with the participation of political analysts and experts. This is the first such event', the announcement says.

According to Zainetdinov , the important objectives of the event include the analysis and evaluation of the situation in Central Asia, the definition of threats in the context of the withdrawal of ISAF troops from Afghanistan and the discussion of recommendations on possible practical measures to respond to those threats.

After the completion of the 'round table', the speech made by the CSTO secretary general will take place at the Kyrgyz-Russian (Slavonic) University (KRSU) in front of the faculty and students.

Bordyuzha will also meet with members of the 'Club of Friends of CSTO' of KRSU created within the framework of the Analytical Association of CSTO.