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Belarus has no info on its representative being appointed as CSTO chief
2018-11-05 15:35:01

The Belarus Ministry of Foreign Affairs has no information on the possible appointment of Secretary of State of the Security Council Stanislav Zas as new Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), Kommersant reports.

The paper had earlier reported that Stanislav Zas could be appointed to the post, but a final decision will be made on November 8, as the Heads of State of the CSTO member state meet in Astana for a session of the Collective Security Council.

The post remains vacant after Armenia recalled its representative Yuri Khachaturov six months after his tenure in office, ending his expected three-year term.

Armenia has charged Khachaturov under Part 1 of Article 300 of Armenia's Criminal Code for overthrowing the constitutional order in prior agreement with other persons.

“The effective activity of the CSTO Secretariat is of primary importance to Armenia, and this is what Armenia’s efforts are targeted at,” Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Anna Naghdalyan told Public Radio of Armenia.

She said the discussions on the candidacy of the new Secretary General are still under way. The Spokesperson added that the discussions are confidential and refrained from uncovering any details.

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