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Nikolay Bordyuzha: We increase the degree of our influence

26.06.2014

MOSCOW, JUNE 26, 2014. PIR PRESS – “We have developed the basis of cooperative information policy. The point is that states should take responsibility for strengthening friendly ties by eliminating offensive and humiliating evaluations of their partners in publications. We are not talking about concealing objective problems, but about discussing these problems correctly,” - Nikolay Bordyuzha, Secretary General of the CSTO.

Security problems at the southern borders of the post-Soviet space not only retain their urgency, but they are running the risk of becoming strained because of the withdrawal of NATO military forces from Afghanistan in 2014. Moreover, the overall context of international security influences these problems.

On the resolution of which issues should the work of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) be focused to support the security of its members? Which directions of development of the Organization are of high priority today? What has changed in the structure of CSTO governance in recent time? Nikolay Bordyuzha, Secretary General of the CSTO, provides answers to these and other questions to the Security Index journal.

The interview, titled “It is necessary to avoid the situation of militants and terrorists from outside having social support inside the CSTO member states,” will be published in the second issue of journal Security Index, №2 (109), Summer 2014, but it is already available on the PIR Center website (in Russian).  

According to Secretary General, the CSTO is serious in dealing with the so-called problem-2014. Despite the fact that American bases will remain in Afghanistan, the CSTO believes that the situation will change for the worst, and that the level of instability will rise. The militant training camps, terrorist organizations, military troops, and laboratories for producing large numbers of drugs will remain after the main NATO troops have been withdrawn from Afghanistan.

Nikolay Bordyuzha also talked about the CSTO’s attitude towards color revolutions, conflicts inside the member states of the organization, campaigns against illegal migration, organizational adjustments, and the principle of consensus in the CSTO.

“We have developed the basis of cooperative information policy. The point is that states should take responsibility for strengthening friendly ties by eliminating offensive and humiliating evaluations of their partners in publications. We are not talking about concealing objective problems, but about discussing these problems correctly. We need to calm down a little bit in this respect, look at our partners in the CSTO and the CIS in general, and understand that they are sovereign nations and sovereign states, which should be respected as well as we respect the Americans and the Europeans. And then everything will be right,” – Nikolay Bordyuzha says.

PIR Center monitors the work of the CSTO within the framework of the project “Security in the Central Asia and Russia”.

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