CSTO Secretary General Zas said the security situation on the border with the IRA was fully under the control of the Tajik security forces.
On August 16, Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Stanislav Zas held telephone talks with Minister of Defence of Tajikistan Sherali Mirzo and Secretary of the Security Council of Tajikistan Nassrullo Mahmudzoda. They discussed the situation on the border with the IRA, the CSTO press office reports.
Zas noted that the situation on the border with Afghanistan was fully under the control of the Tajik security forces. According to him, this is reason why the CSTO will not use its mechanisms for a while.
The CSTO Secretary General emphasised that the CSTO was closely monitoring the situation in the border areas and would immediately assist Dushanbe in the fight against insurgents in the event of a threat.
He also added that preparations for the exercises of the Collective Forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization had begun near the border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan. Zas said the security situation in the IRA would be discussed at a session of the CSTO Collective Security Council in Dushanbe in September.
The Taliban movement (a terrorist organisation banned in the Russian Federation) has captured most of the country and swept to power in Afghanistan.
Expert Mederbek Korganbaev noted that the Taliban were unlikely to attack Tajikistan due to the lack of substantial resources and the need, first of all, to solve political problems within the country.