CSTO to take part in international conference on Afghan cargo transit

Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) representatives will discuss problems in Afghan cargo transit and ways of their solution at a conference in Moscow, CSTO press secretary Vladimir Zainetdinov told Interfax-AVN.

"The CSTO Secretariat and representatives of member states will take part in an international conference, "Northern Route to/from Afghanistan - Road to Stability," dedicated to transit of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) cargo, which will take place at the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow on Dec. 3," Zainetdinov said.

He said the CSTO was constantly monitoring Afghan cargo transit. "The issue is regularly discussed at the working group on Afghanistan at the CSTO Council of Foreign Ministers and at various consultations," Zainetdinov said.

The CSTO invariably emphasizes the need for coordinating positions of member countries in the context of the international coalition's pullout from Afghanistan and exchanging information about ISAF cargo transit between Western Europe and Afghanistan.

"Afghan settlement is a primary subject of the CSTO activity," Zainetdinov stressed.

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