YEREVAN, April 16 (RIA Novosti) - The Secretary
General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)
dismissed reports on Thursday that Uzbekistan was going to pull
out of the post-Soviet regional security group.
There are no grounds to say that Uzbekistan will quit the
CSTO," Nikolai Bordyuzha said at a meeting of CSTO foreign
ministers in Yerevan. "I don't see any reasons for it."
Uzbekistan refused to send a high-ranking diplomat to the
meeting in Yerevan "on procedural issues." The country had
earlier suspended its membership in the organization.
The CSTO comprises Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.