CSTO secretary general meets with Armenia’s leaders

CSTO secretary general meets with Armenia’s leaders

By Tigran Liloyan


Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation
(CSTO) Nikolai Bordyuzha has discussed with the Armenian leadership an
agenda of the CSTO’s June session, which is to be held in Astana,

During his talks with President Robert Kocharyan of Armenia he
“exchanged views on ways of upgrading cooperation within the CSTO
framework and matters of raising its efficiency,” a source at the
presidential press service told Tass on Saturday.

At a meeting with Speaker of the Armenian parliament Artur Bagdasaryan
Borduyzha stressed the need to form a single legal base and ratify the
basic conventions. The secretary general recalled that the CSTO’s
activity is being carried out in three key directions namely the
member-countries foreign policy coordination, global security and
international cooperation.

At a meeting with Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanyan Bordyuzha said that
the CSTO had been generally formed. The organisation takes part in the
U.N. work. The joint military staff has been set up and a mechanism
of the member-countries’ foreign policy coordination has been

He asked the minister to speed up ratification of agreements signed by
the country within the framework of the CSTO.