Lukashenko comments on CSTO secretary general election

 Lukashenko comments on CSTO secretary general election

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said at the meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Azerbaijan to Belarus Latif Gandilov that Belarus has three candidates for a CSTO secretary general's position.

Speaking about the candidates, Lukashenko noted that the rotation follows the alphabetical order of the names of the CSTO member states, so Belarus comes after Armenia. "Right now I have three candidates for the CSTO secretary general's position," BelTA cited the head of state as saying.

The Belarusian leader did not understand why there were so many speculations and rumors about the appointment of the new secretary general because the foreign policy situation around the CSTO countries had been the main issue on the agenda. 

The decision on the appointment will be made at themeeting in Saint Petersburg on December 6.