Armenian FM attends the sitting of CSTO Foreign Ministers’ Council

On April 2, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Edward Nalbandian participated in the session of Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Foreign Ministers’ Council.

Ministers exchanged thoughts on the issues impacting global and regional security, current situation in Central Asia, South Caucasus, as well as developments unfolding in the Middle East, reflected on efforts towards establishment of stability in Afghanistan. Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian delivered a speech on those issues.

During the meeting, issues of coordination of CSTO member-states’ foreign policy were discussed, the development of military and military-technical cooperation, fight against terrorism and illegal drug trafficking were reflected on.

The Ministers touched upon the process of implementation of decisions adopted at Collective Security Council session held in December 2014.

At the session, the Foreign Minister of Tajikistan Sirodjidin Aslov presented the process of implementation of Tajikistan Chairmanship priorities.

Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Nikolay Bordyuzha reported about the current activities of the Organization, results reached in the framework of cooperation.

Chairperson-in Office of the OSCE, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dačić was invited to the CSTO Foreign Ministers’ Council.

During the session views were exchanged on cooperation between CSTO, the UN, OSCE and other international and regional organizations.

The Ministers decided on the 10 subjects of statements to be made on the behalf of CSTO in 2015, three of which on Armenia’s initiative.

The Ministers adopted joint statement on the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

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