Tajikistan has asked the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) to help strengthen security on the border with Afghanistan, said Hasan Sultonov, Tajikistan’s Permanent and Plenipotentiary Representative to the CSTO, APA reports citing TASS.
The CSTO is a military-political bloc, which theoretically should protect its member countries from external encroachments. It includes Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
“Circumstances require from us an adequate response within the CSTO, including the adoption of measures to strengthen the capacity to protect the southern borders,” the organization’s website says, Mr. Sultonov said. “In this context, the need to ensure the implementation of the decision of the Collective Security Council (CSC) remains relevant. of September 23, 2013 “On rendering assistance to the Republic of Tajikistan in strengthening the Tajik-Afghan border”. Therefore, we would like to call on the member states of the organization to contribute to the full implementation of this document ”.