NSAs from China, Middle East, Central Asia to attend Islamabad Security Dialogue
The list of attendees includes National Security Advisers (NSA) from China, Middle East, and Central Asia. During the two-day hybrid event, organised by the National Security Division, the Pak-China Friendship Centre in the federal capital, will be a vital venue for policymakers, experts, scholars, thinkers, and serving National Security Advisers from China and several other countries in the region.
Turkey needs to review its policy towards Central Asia
While Turkey has been vying for influence in Central Asia playing the Turkic card and leveraging the potential of the Turkic connect ever since the independence of these states in1991, in situations such as the political disturbance that Kazakhstan witnessed recently, Turkey remained a mere witness without any ability to contribute to defending Kazakhstan or facilitating any form of assistance to the Kazakhs.
Kazakhstan garners support for restoring peace after unrest
The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a Moscow-led military alliance, held an extraordinary session via video link on Monday, when leaders of the member states showed solidarity with the Kazakh authorities, reports xinhua news agency. According to President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the CSTO has deployed 2,030 peacekeeping troops with 250 pieces of equipment to Kazakhstan to protect key facilities in the country.
Putin discusses Kazakhstan with leaders of CSTO member states by phone
"The Russian President had telephone conversations with Kyrgyz President Sadyr Zhaparov, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan," Xinhua news agency quoted Kremlin as saying. A joint CSTO peacekeeping force has arrived in Kazakhstan to take part in maintaining order, the Kazakh presidential press service said Friday, adding that they came only for a limited time to ensure the protection of strategic facilities.