Speaking at the enlarged meeting of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization on Tuesday in Dushanbe, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev expressed concern regarding the current situation in the northern Afghanistan bordering with the Central Asian countries.
“Terrorist organizations pose threat in modern conditions,” said Nazarbayev. “And this is especially true here in Central Asia.”
“Tajikistan is at the front of fight against terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking and arms trafficking,” said Nazarbayev.
He noted that Kazakhstan will continue to provide assistance to Tajikistan in maintaining security.
Nazarbayev reminded that Kazakhstan has provided $2.7 million humanitarian aid to Tajikistan this spring.
He also expressed concern over the growing number of citizens of the CSTO countries fighting in conflict zones in the Middle East and Afghanistan.
“Kazakhstan stands for a stable Afghanistan. Astana supports Kabul in many areas, including in the field of education. Kazakh universities have already given education to 140 Afghans and 30 more are now studying in Kazakhstan,” said Nazarbayev.