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CSTO: Arms control mechanisms in a state of limbo

Politics 28.11.2019 | 12:05

BISHKEK, 28 November (BelTA) – The existing mechanisms of arms control are kept in a state of limbo, Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov said at the summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) on 28 November, BelTA has learned.

According to the Kyrgyzstan president, the security situation in the world remains tense. “The termination of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and the unclear prospects of the Treaty on the Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms are putting the existing mechanisms of

arms control in a state of limbo. This can lead to new international tensions,” Sooronbay Jeenbekov said.

In his words, the participants of the Collective Security Council session discussed a wide range of issues, exchanged opinions on the current issues of regional and global security. “Full understanding was reached on all the issues of the CSTO agenda,” the president stressed.

Handing over the chairmanship in the organization to Russia, Kyrgyzstan's president expressed confidence that this would add a new impetus to the development of the CSTO in 2020.

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