At the beginning of 2022, the CSTO PA will hold a roundtable on the situation in Afghanistan in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, as proposed by Nurlan Nigmatulin, Chairman of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
This decision was made at the 14th plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.
“The situation in Afghanistan remains one of the most pressing issues on the international agenda,” Nurlan Nigmatulin said in his address to the plenary session. He recalled the traditional humanitarian aid provided by the Republic of Kazakhstan to Afghanistan; the decision of Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to temporarily host the staff of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan in Almaty; and the Parliament of Kazakhstan’s swift ratification of the agreement on free military and technical aid to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan “in order to strengthen security at the southern borders of the CSTO.”
As Nurlan Nigmatulin said in his speech at the plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly, “We could invite to this roundtable not only parliamentarians from the countries of the region, but also international experts, political scientists and experts in this sphere. I am sure that such a meeting would be not only interesting but also useful in terms of developing common approaches in the parliamentary dimension.”