CSTO: Extremist organisations in Afghanistan focus on Central Asia
Kazakhstan, Astana, Feb.21 / Trend, T.Nurmagambetov /
Activity of extremist organisations based in Afghanistan is focusing on Central Asia, the CIS Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha said during a video news conference involving Astana, Yerevan, Minsk, Kiev and Chisinau.
"Everything about the attacks and clashes with various groups in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan are the result of activity of international extremist and Islamic organisations.
"We have information that at all the meetings of these organisations in recent years make the same decision to send groups to Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, to expand their influence in Kazakhstan, send groups sent to Russia, to intensify emissaries' activity, to acquire and create a social base there. Of course, all the activities of groups based in Afghanistan are focused on Central Asia," Mr Bordyuzha said.
The Collective Security Treaty Organisation is the military-political union created by the CIS states. It includes Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.