ISAF countries should prevent destabilization of CA region 06 ноября 2013, 01:36
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The Security Council of Kazakhstan believes that the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan has no moral right to allow destabilization of the region, Tengrinews reports.
“The withdrawal of troops, resulting in the regional chaos, is extremely undesirable. The Coalition Countries do not have a moral right to allow the destabilization of the region,” Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of Kazakhstan Marat Shaikhutdinov announced at The New Geopolitics of Peace Operations: A Dialogue with Emerging Powers. Central Asian Regional Dialog meeting.
According to Shaikhutdinov, there are concerns in the region over the growing strategic uncertainty connected with the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan in 2014.
“Without dramatizing the situation, I repeat, we have to take additional measures so as to prevent the possible negative consequences in future. We are interested in the early recovery of Afghanistan as a peaceful, stable and flourishing country,” said Shaikhutdinov.
The Deputy Secretary mentioned that in 2009-2012 Kazakhstan implemented a number of infrastructure and humanitarian aid projects totally worth more than 250 million dollars in Afghanistan. Currently, Kazakhstan is actively supporting NATO countries by providing for transit of non-military goods from Afghanistan.
By Renat Tashkinbayev