Minsk expects Yerevan to decide on CSTO Secretary General

 Minsk expects Yerevan to decide on CSTO Secretary General

Belarus expected the Armenian side to announce the date of the meeting with the State Secretary of Belarus Stanislav Zas, spokesperson for Belarusian Foreign Ministry Anatoly Glaz said.

"The CSTO has been working without the secretary general for a long time already. This situation does not benefit the organization and needs to be resolved as soon as possible," Glaz stressed. He recalled that the CSTO heads of state spoke in favor of the candidate from Belarus at the meetings in Astana and St. Petersburg.

The spokesman recalled that back in December of last year, on the instruction of the president of Kyrgyzstan – the CSTO chair at that time, the CSTO Secretariat prepared the necessary draft documents to appoint Stanislav Zas Secretary General, BelTA reported.

Glaz stressed that Belarus looks forward to constructive interaction with Yerevan. “We hope we can find common ground. The Secretary General post of the international military and political organization is not a hotel room that you can book, even if you do not have the opportunity to use it again,” he noted. 

The minister added that the CSTO Member States would not want this technicality to affect the work of the organization and bilateral relations between its members.

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