20 September 2021

‘We are open’: Russia-led bloc members in favor of Uzbekistan’s return, says diplomat


Uzbekistan was among the CSTO’s founding countries in 1992. In June 2012, Tashkent suspended its membership TASHKENT, September 20. /TASS/. Member of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) would be in favor of Tashkent's return if it desired to do so, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko said on Monday."In 2012, Uzbekistan suspended its participation in the CSTO. Nevertheless, we are open. If Uzbekistan shows any interest, then all countries would welcome such an [...]