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CSTO urges global community to increase humanitarian aid to Afghanistan Updated: 2021-09-17 06:08:50 KST

The Collective Security Treaty Organization, an intergovernmental military alliance in Eurasia that consists of selected post-Soviet states, has urged the global community to expand humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan.
The remark was made by CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas after a joint meeting of the Council of Defense Ministers, the Council of Foreign Ministers, and the Committee of Secretaries of the CSTO Security Councils on Wednesday.
Zas also emphasized the intention of the CSTO member countries to help Afghanistan in building a peaceful, stable and prosperous country, free of terrorism, war and drugs.
The secretary-general signaled readiness for the organization to participate in international efforts towards stabilization and development of Afghanistan with the United Nations in a central coordination.
After another joint meeting on Thursday, Zas announced that the member states also agreed to deploy military forces along the Tajikistan border with Afghanistan, in order to halt threats from terrorism, as well as to hold operations against drug trafficking and illegal immigration.
Meanwhile, despite the call for international support for the Afghans, the CSTO member countries are against hosting Afghan refugees in their respective countries.
The organization consists of Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
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