Confidence-building measures in border areas of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states should be among top priorities, President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev said in his contribution at the extended meeting of the SCO Summit in Dushanbe on September 12.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization was built once on the basis of the Shanghai Five and the pentalateral agreements on confidence-building in military sphere and mutual reduction of armed forces in border areas, President Atambayev said.
“These agreements made a serious contribution into strengthening of peace and stability in entire Eurasian region. I think we need to strictly abide by earlier reached agreements and to make utmost efforts to strengthen confidence-building measures in our region. Confidence-building measures in border areas of SCO member states should be among top priorities,” the President suggested.
President Atambayev proposed to draft bilateral agreements on confidence-building measures in border areas for subsequent signing between the Central Asian states.
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