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Kyrgyzstan proposes the OSCE to create in Bishkek a Centre for Afghan studies

Kyrgyzstan proposes the OSCE to create in Bishkek a Centre for Afghan studies. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Erlan Abdyldaev said at a joint press conference with the participation of OSCE Chairman, foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who arrived in Bishkek on Thursday.

According to him, today the most serious security threats to Central Asia come from Afghanistan. These are such problems as terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking and weapons trafficking. The proposed research center would help to conduct analyses and to provide information about the situation in Afghanistan not only for the region, but to all OSCE states-participants.

As the Minister said, the Centre of Afghan studies could be opened on under the OSCE Academy, which is located in Bishkek. "I think the proposed initiative on the establishment of the Center for Afghan studies will be one of the concrete contribution to the strengthening of our cooperation and will find the support of all states members of the Organization", he concluded.

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