Armenia is ready to appoint a new representative to the post of Secretary General of the CSTO

© RIA Novostizenit defense Minister of Armenia Davit Tonoyan. Archival photoArmenia is ready to appoint a new representative to the post of Secretary General of the CSTO© RIA Novosti

The representative of Armenia is prepared to continue to perform the duties of the CSTO Secretary General, told reporters acting Minister of defense of Armenia David Tonoyan.

«Armenia is ready to continue to perform the duties of the Secretary of the CSTO. That is, to appoint a new representative (in this post — ed.),» said Tonoyan.

At the same time, he stressed that preconditions for the withdrawal of Armenia from CSTO not.

According to acting Minister of defense of Armenia, today in the Organization there is no procedure in the event of termination of activities of the Secretary General before the deadline. «For such a procedure, it is not spelled out,» said Tonoyan.

Answering the question of whether problems in the CSTO (present in the Organization according to the Armenian Prime Minister) to serve as a pretext for the withdrawal of Armenia from the Organization, the acting Minister said: «I have not heard about such problem, which can be the prerequisite for out of the CSTO, there are no prerequisites — neither geopolitical nor the military, political and strategic.»

«Armenia is the co-founders of this Organization and the discussion of problematic issues of the CSTO is normal,» said Tonoyan.

Earlier Armenia prematurely recalled its representative to the post of the CSTO Secretary General Yuri Khachaturov, the acting became his Deputy Valery Semerikov. While Yerevan insists that the presidency should remain with Armenia until 2020.

 

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