09.11.2010

Interior Ministers of CSTO Member Countries Met in PRESIDENT HOTEL

On November 9, 2010, PRESIDENT HOTEL hosted a meeting of Interior Ministers of CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) member countries which includes Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

The meeting was attended by Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, Russian Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliev, CSTO Secretary-General Nikolai Bordyuzha and delegations of Russian Interior Ministry, Armenian Police, Interior Ministries of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.

Addressing the participants of the meeting,  Russian security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev noted that the latest events in Kyrgyzstan dictate the urgent need for developing additional mechanisms to respond to new challenges and threats by means of the law enforcement potential. He recommended an international treaty governing activities of CSTO and its members to neutralize such threats.

 CSTO Secretary-General Nikolai Bordyuzka in his speech stressed that this year the military-political and crime situation  within the zone of CSTO has significantly deteriorated which requires urgent need to pool our efforts to combat modern threats  and challenges.

Besides discussing theoretical problems meeting also produced certain practical results. As an example can be mentioned the fact that Russian Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliev and his Kyrgyz counterpart Zarylbek Risaliev signed a cooperation agreement for the two years.

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