The foreign Ministry commented on the statement by Armenia to replace the CSTO Secretary General

© RIA Novostizenit the foreign Ministry. Archival photoThe foreign Ministry commented on the statement by Armenia to replace the CSTO Secretary General© RIA Novosti

If Armenia wants to change the CSTO Secretary General, that Yerevan should initiate a review of his citizen with this post, spoken in the comment of Department of information and press of the Russian foreign Ministry.

The foreign Ministry commented on the statement by Armenia to replace the CSTO Secretary GeneralNow the post of Secretary General is the representative of Armenia Yuri Khachaturov.

«In accordance with the rules of procedure of the CSTO, is the Armenian side should formally initiate a review of his citizen from his post as General Secretary of the CSTO, if the decision on such review was made in Yerevan», — said in comments.

The foreign Ministry noted that the Armenian side has received all the necessary explanations in a telephone conversation between Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and his Armenian counterpart Zohrab Mnatsakanyan.

In turn, the permanent under Secretary of the CSTO Valery Semerikov noted that the post of Secretary General of the organization of collective security Treaty will remain with the representative of Armenia before January 1, 2020.

Earlier, the Special investigation service of Armenia has charged the CSTO Secretary General Yuri Khachaturov in the overthrow of the constitutional order in the criminal case about the protesters on 1 March 2008. The court in Yerevan Khachaturov was released on bail.

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