ArmInfo. The appointment of Armenian citizen to CIS General Secretary seat (Yuri Khachaturov) both can help solving the issues and complicate them, Armenian Defense Minister stated this kind of opinion during the press-conference.
For instance, according to his opinion, Russian ex General Secretary and Russian citizen Nikolay Boryudji's statements on Armenian or Karabakh issue have another authority, Russian citizen's another. "However we should remember that Khachaturov is not Armenian citizen there, but an international bureaucrat, who must obey the limitations and rules", the Minister said.
To remind, on April 14 the CSTO member countries heads have approved Yuri Khachaturov to the post of the CSTO Secretary General.
To note, earlier it was decided to make the CSTO Secretary General's mandate rotating - once every three years in the alphabetical order. During the CSTO Collective Security Council's meeting in Yerevan on 14 Oct 2016, the participants were to name the Secretary General from Armenia. However, on October 14, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said that the issue of the CSTO Secretary General was removed from the agenda due to the absence of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev. He added that the heads of the CSTO member states would consider that issue at a meeting in St. Petersburg in Dec 2016. However, this issue was not addressed in St. Petersburg either due to the absence of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.