WorldZhaparov told the CSTO about the threat to food and energy security

Zhaparov told the CSTO about the threat to food and energy security

President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov spoke at the anniversary meeting of the leaders of the CSTO countries in Moscow, the press service of the President of Kyrgyzstan reports.

Zhaparov congratulated the meeting participants on the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Collective Security Treaty and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the CSTO.

“The international events taking place in recent years confirm the correctness of the above strategic decisions in order to ensure common and collective security from Brest to Vladivostok,” the President said.

Zhaparov stressed that the current international situation does not inspire optimism both in terms of global security and the world economy. “Security threats and military-political tensions have crept close to all the borders of the CSTO zone of responsibility. There are attempts of third-party interference in the internal affairs of the CSTO member states. Thus, at the beginning of the year, we had to stop an unexpected security crisis in one of the Member States. We responded promptly and effectively,” he said.

The Kyrgyz leader noted that the situation on the southern borders of the CSTO remains very alarming due to the unimpeded operation of radical religious and terrorist structures in some Afghan provinces, whose external sponsors have far-reaching plans for Central Asia.

“I believe that the Afghan problem should remain in the center of our constant attention and analysis. In this area, it is necessary to implement the entire range of political-diplomatic and military-technical security measures. At the same time, it is important to provide humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people, among whom there are our relatives,” the head of state said.

In addition, Zhaparov expressed concern about the sanctions confrontation. “The Kyrgyz economy has not yet recovered from the coronavirus pandemic, and the sanctions situation is already threatening food and energy security, macroeconomic stability and social stability,” Zhaparov said.

Zhaparov stressed that in these conditions there is a need to discuss and develop common approaches to mitigate the consequences of the sanctions and prevent the deterioration of the socio-economic situation during the upcoming meetings of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council and the first Eurasian Economic Forum in Bishkek.

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