Dushanbe, 17 September 2021 (TDI): Leaders met at Russian- led Collective security treaty organization (CSTO) at the Tajik capital launching two days of talks at the gathering of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit. China is a partner to this bloc too. The bloc held talks about the Afghanistan situation and plan of action to maintain equilibrium in the region to ensure peace and security.
Amid IMF’s possible sanctions on Afghanistan due to the new interim government, the SCO leaders are all set to have discussions on the major agenda of the summit committed to helping stabilize one of the important strategic states in Central Asia. Adhering to diplomatic maneuvers, the top officials of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Armenia, and Belarus exchanged views on border security and increased military drills to help strengthen CSTO member states.
The diplomatic blocs, SCO, and CSTO are a primary concern for Beijing and Moscow to assert their leadership in the region. Other partners states and their leaders deemed the agendas set by CSTO as focal to their border security issues. Kazakh president, Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev was of the view to work in cooperation between the central Asian states so as to protect borders from any foreign interference and exchanged views about the Afghan refugees.