Secretaries of security councils of the CSTO countries agreed to fight terrorism on the borders with Afghanistan

Секретари Совбезов стран ОДКБ договорились бороться с терроризмом на границах с Афганистаном

The secretaries of the security Councils of the CSTO meeting in Bishkek adopted a decision aimed at countering threats from international terrorists, based in Afghanistan, told in the press service of the Russian security Council.

It is noted that the participants of the meeting endorsed the decisions on issues which in the future will be submitted for signing by the presidents of the CSTO countries at the forthcoming autumn session of the collective security Council of CSTO.

In particular, secretaries of security councils agreed to take additional measures to reduce tensions on the Tajik-Afghan border, the approval of the procedure of preparation and holding of joint military exercises within the CSTO. In addition, the participants agreed to plan collective action by States to implement the global UN counter-terrorism strategy to 2019-2021 years.

In addition, approved the rules of information interaction of the crisis response centre of the CSTO and the plan for joint training of command bodies and units of forces and means of system of collective security of the CSTO the following year.

The main threats to security of the CSTO, according to experts, originate from the Northern provinces of Afghanistan, where the activation of the terrorist gangs, and militants returning from Syria and Iraq to their countries of origin. A special concern to experts is a steady tendency to increased tension on the Tajik-Afghan border.

The security services believe that the terrorists in order to Finance their criminal activities, I want to take control of drug trafficking from Afghanistan. Moreover, terrorist organizations are using drug smuggling routes to transport militants in various countries. In addition, the attackers are transporting illegal migrants from Afghanistan to other countries.