Meeting of the Working Group on Afghanistan under the CSTO Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs

25.05.2021

On May 25, 2021, in the CSTO Secretariat, chaired by the Head of the Working Group, National Coordinator of the Republic of Tajikistan for Afghanistan Vafo Niyatbekzoda, with the participation of the CSTO Deputy Secretary General Samat Ordabaev, the 33rd meeting of the Working Group on Afghanistan under the CSTO Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs (WGA) was held.

The meeting was also attended by representatives of the CIS ATC and the SCO RATS. The Deputy Secretary General of the Organization, Samat Ordabaev, noted that Afghanistan remains a territory from which serious threats to the security of the CSTO member states are emanating, especially in light of the alleged withdrawal of foreign military contingent from the IRA. In this regard, the demand for the activities of the Working Group on Afghanistan under the CSTO Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs and cooperation of the CSTO member states in the Afghan sector is significantly increasing. Samat Ordabaev also informed that the Afghan problem was discussed in detail during the recent meetings of the Council of Foreign Ministers, the Council of Defense Ministers and the Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils of the Organization in Dushanbe.

At the end of the meeting, the results of the Group's work for the first half of 2021 were summed up and the Work Plan of the WGA for the second half of 2021 was adopted.



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