OREANDA-NEWS. Tajikistan's parliament has supported the use of a military contingent abroad to fulfil the country's international obligations, Khovar news agency reported.
The issue of sending military forces abroad was the only one on the agenda of the meeting.
The Kyrgyz parliament (Jogorku Kenesh) also decided to send troops to Kazakhstan. During the special session, 69 parliamentarians spoke in favour of the decision and seven voted against it, KNews reported. This was the second vote, the first time the dispatch was approved by 55 parliamentarians with 61 votes in favour.
According to Kamchybek Tashiyev, deputy chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and chairman of Kyrgyzstan's State National Security Committee, the country will send 150 troops, 11 vehicles and eight armored vehicles to Kazakhstan.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO), to which those countries belong, will send peacekeepers to Kazakhstan at the request of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. He is chairman of the organisation's collective security council. He said the decision was made because of a "threat to national security and sovereignty of the Republic of Kazakhstan, caused, among other things, by interference from outside".
Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov, commander of the Russian Airborne Troops, led the joint peacekeeping forces.
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