27 March 2008
President Nursultan Nazarbayev Receives Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Nikolai Bordyuzha

The CSTO Secretary General reported to the President on the work of the Coordination Council of authorized bodies counteracting illegal drug dealing in the states – CSTO members, which was held in Astana.

“We are considering issues of transforming the prophylactic operation Channel aimed at counteracting drug dealing to a project functioning on regular basis. We are trying to create conditions for a qualitative change in the interaction of secret services in their fight against the drug threat. The SCO Secretary General participated in that session for the first time. We must unite the efforts of the SCO and the CSTO in order to increase the efficiency of fight on illegal drug dealing,” Nikolai Bordyuzha said at a press briefing.

The Secretary General informed the President that the CSTO started its interaction with the European Union and offered the EU to cooperate in matters of counteracting illegal drug dealing, illegal migration and other areas.

The Coordination Council of ministers for emergency situations was established within the Organization, which is aimed at increasing the potential of counteracting technological and natural disasters. Also, the Coordination Council on counteracting illegal migration was established, because the CSTO is preparing a special operation for revealing channels of trafficking in.

“Outlined by the Presidents transformation of the CSTO is being implemented, which could turn the CSTO from a military political block into a universal international structure able to react to all threats and challenges. President Nursultan Nazarbayev approved the work of the Organization and said that Kazakhstan’s leadership is satisfied with the development level of the CSTO,” Nikolai Bordyuzha said.

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