On January 14, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Japarov had a telephone conversation with the leader of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, who informed that the CSTO had begun to withdraw its troops from Kazakhstan, the press office of the President of Kyrgyzstan reported.
Tokayev thanked his counterpart for providing support amidst the tragic events in the country.
The leaders of the two states discussed key aspects of bilateral cooperation both on the bilateral and multilateral platforms.
On January 7, the Kyrgyz side sent 150 servicemen of the Scorpion special unit of the Ministry of Defence of Kyrgyzstan to Kazakhstan as part of the CSTO peacekeeping forces. They were engaged to stand guard over CHPP-2 in Alma-Ata.
Today, the orange level of terrorist threat has been declared in the capital of Kazakhstan. It will last 14 days. Until today, Nur-Sultan has been operating under the red level of terrorist threat. Patrols continue to conduct inspections and checks are at the orange level.