CSTO adopts documents on Kyrgyzstan, nuclear disarmament

11:53, May 09, 2010      

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The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) adopted two documents on Kyrgyzstan and the newly signed treaty on strategic arms reduction (START) respectively at the informal summit held near Moscow on Saturday.

The post-Soviet security bloc urged "the earliest possible peaceful return of public and political life into the boundaries of law" in Kyrgyzstan, said one statement as quoted by news agencies.

Except Kyrgyzstan, leaders from all the other six CSTO members including Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan attended the summit and voiced concern over the situation in the Central Asian state that witnessed the ouster of its president and the formation of an interim government early April.

Regarding these incidents as Kyrgyz internal affairs, CSTO leaders said in the statement that hopefully without use of violence the Kyrgyz people could normalize the domestic situation, restore law and order, as well as legitimize the state authority as soon as possible.

Another document adopted at the informal summit welcomed the signing of the START between Russia and the United States on April 8 in Czech capital of Prague.

"The CSTO member states regard this agreement as an important element of the international security architecture, reflecting the substantial contribution made by Russia and the United States to nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation," the statement said.

The statement meanwhile called on all members of the nuclear club to join the Russian-U.S. efforts and contribute to the disarmament process.

The CSTO leaders were visiting Moscow to attend the 65th anniversary of Victory Day.

Source: Xinhua


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