Kyrgyzstan sees need in strengthening cooperation on border issues in Central Asia
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 12
By Aygun Badalova -Trend:
Central Asian countries should expand the cooperation on the issue of borders' strengthening, Kyrgyzstan's president Almazbek Atambayev said at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Dushanbe on September 12, Avesta.Tj reported.
He said that this issue should be a priority in the SCO summit's work.
"I propose to start the development of the agreement between the Central Asian countries to strengthen cooperation in the border area", Atambayev said.
He also stressed the need to strengthen cooperation fighting terrorism, separatism and drug trafficking.
SCO summit kicked of in Dushanbe on Sept. 12. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization includes Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. Observer states are Afghanistan, India, Iran, Mongolia, and Pakistan. Belarus, Turkey and Sri Lanka have a status of partners in dialogue.