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CSTO hopes for change of relations with NATO

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Almaty. February 5. Kazakhstan Today - The management of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) hopes for change in relations with NATO. The CSTO Secretary General, Nikolay Bordyuzha, said in an interview to the newspaper Vecherniy Dushanbe, the agency reports.

"We do not have any official contacts with NATO. The reason - the NATO's position. We have suggested many times to establish cooperation, including on struggle against narco trafficing from Afghanistan and counteraction to terrorism," N. Bordyuzha said.

"We hope that now, after the changes in the management of the Alliance in Brussels, there will be a change in the relations of CSTO with NATO," the CSTO Secretary General said.

CSTO - the military-political union of seven countries: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, created on the basis of the Collective Security Contract on May 15, 1992. The Collective Security Contract was transformed to the international organization on May 14, 2002. CSTO received the status of the observer in the UN General Assembly on December 2, 2004.

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