Kazakh President: Withdrawal of CSTO peacekeeping forces to begin Thursday

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of Kazakhstan

© APA | Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of Kazakhstan

# 12 January 2022 15:16 (UTC +04:00)

The withdrawal of Collective Security Treaty Organisation forces from Kazakhstan will begin on Thursday, 13 January, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said, APA reports citing Sputnik.

“Tomorrow the organised withdrawal of the CSTO peacekeeping contingent begins. I had negotiations with the leaders of the respective states. I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the command of the contingent for the work done during these few days,” Tokayev told a response centre meeting.

He added that the mission has been successful and that the Kazakh forces managed to oust terrorists from Almaty thanks to the support of additional forces, including those sent by the CSTO.