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Situation in Afghanistan Continues to Pose a Serious Threat For CSTO: Belarus

The situation in Afghanistan continues to pose a severe threat to the security and stability of the member states of CSTO, Belarusian Foreign Minister Sergey Aleinik told reporters.

“The situation in Afghanistan continues to be a serious challenge to security and stability in the CSTO’s area of responsibility, especially given the shared border with Tajikistan,” he said, as cited by Tass.

Belarusian FM also said there are several threats, including terrorism, drug trafficking, and organized crimes.

Meanwhile, he said, “In the statement, we reaffirmed our willingness to help with combating outgoing threats to regional security, including in terms of maintaining peace and stability on the southern borders of the organization.”

The CSTO Council of foreign ministers meeting convened Tuesday in Belarus’s capital city, Minsk.

The focus of the meeting was on international, domestic concerns, the Ukraine conflict and the situation in Afghanistan.