MINSK, 17 August (BelTA) – A draft resolution on cooperation between the UN and the CSTO is in the works. It will be submitted for consideration to the UN General Assembly, the CSTO press service told BelTA following the meeting of CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas with Miroslav Jenča, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Europe, Central Asia and the Americas.
“It was noted during the conversation that in the context of a drastic deterioration of the military and political situation, the UN remains the main international partner of the CSTO. The dialogue between the two organizations on conflict prevention and crisis settlement is of particular importance in the current conditions. It is necessary to continue building up cooperation in countering international terrorism and drug trafficking,” the press service said.
Another priority area of cooperation between the two international organizations is preparation for the use of the CSTO peacekeeping potential in UN peacekeeping operations. “This is the focus of the draft resolution on cooperation between the UN and the CSTO that is in the works now. The document is to be considered at the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly,” the press service noted.
The parties also discussed regional security, including the situation in Afghanistan.
The meeting was attended by CSTO Deputy Secretary General Samat Ordabayev and Director of United Nations Information Center in Moscow Vladimir Kuznetsov.