Discussions on appointment of CSTO Secretary General continue – Armenian MFA
YEREVAN, MARCH 20, ARMENPRESS. Discussions on appointment of the CSTO Secretary General continue, Armenian foreign ministry spokesperson Anna Naghdalyan told reporters during today’s briefing, assuring that decisions in the CSTO are being made based on consensus, reports Armenpress.
“The Prime Minister has already stated that no decision can be made on the CSTO Secretary General without Armenia. The entire CSTO activity is based on making consensus decisions acceptable for all sides. We have always emphasized the importance of the CSTO in Armenia’s security system. The discussions on the appointment of the Secretary General, as well as the discussions on what principle the legal gaps emerging in such situation should be filled, continue. I cannot say for sure when all this will be completed”, Anna Naghdalyan said.
On November 2, 2018, Armenia’s Yuri Khachaturov was dismissed from the position of the CSTO Secretary General after Armenia applied to the CSTO member states to launch the process of recalling him as criminal case was filed against Khachaturov over the 2008 March 1 unrest in Yerevan. CSTO Deputy Secretary General Valery Semerikov temporarily assumed the duties of the CSTO Secretary General.
Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan