The issue of China's accession to the CSTO hasn't been discussed yet, Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Nikolay Bordyuzha stated.
"We have discussed - and discussed often - the ability to interact. Not the possibility of joining, but the possibility of interaction," Nikolay Bordyuzha said on the air of "Russia 24" TV channel.
China's participation in the CSTO would seriously impact the stability in the region, the secretary general of the organization said.
"As for the entry or non-entry into the organization, it is the sovereign right of China. I would also think that if we had common organization, and it would deal with issues of safety, this would significantly affect the environment, the stability of the entire Central Asian region, generally in the region of the Treaty on Collective Security," Nikolay Bordyuzha said.
CSTO Secretary General stressed that China is focused on cooperation with Russia and the CSTO. "This is supported by practical steps. You can see that the trainings are being held, we have contacts with China," he said.
CSTO was created on the basis of the Collective Security Treaty, signed by the CIS countries on May 15, 1992. The participants are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.