ArmInfo.Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will demand explanations from the presidents of Belarus and Kazakhstan Alexander Lukashenko and Nursultan Nazarbayev in connection with the situation around the discussion of the issue regarding the CSTO General Secretary.
So, on November 16, when asked to comment on the situation related to the fact that the President of Belarus discussed internal issues of the CSTO with the ambassador of Azerbaijan, he reminded that the Armenian Foreign Ministry had already responded to this situation. "This is about the same as if, for example, I invited any foreign ambassador of a country that is not a member of the CSTO, and told him about the meeting held in the format of closed doors. Discussions of the heads of states of the military- political union, closed format. I am surprised that a person holding the status of the head of state for 30 years could afford such a step. And I, of course, should demand an explanation from the President of Belarus and not only from the President of Belarus. "
In this regard, the. The head of the Armenian government stated that the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, made statements contradicting the reached agreements after a closed meeting of the heads of the CSTO states, stating that a representative of Belarus would be appointed as the general secretary of the organization. "Nobody had the right to make such a statement, because decisions in the CSTO are made by consensus, and we clearly expressed our position. Because, within the framework of a partnership, we did not take any other decision, no one has the right to make such statements. Moreover, that the head of the Armenian Foreign Ministry clearly expressed his position today, I think it's very important that within the CSTO we have a very clear conversation with the allies, so that everyone can see what his obligations to the others are and what are the obligations Twa member countries in relation to the organization and other participating countries ", - noted and. about. Prime Minister of the Republic.
To clarify whether this issue was discussed during a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Pashinyan replied in the affirmative. "Yes, we discussed, including this issue. And we continue our dialogue with the CSTO partners in order to finally reach an understanding," he said.
Note that President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting with Azerbaijani Ambassador to Belarus Latif Gandilov spoke about the details of the CSTO summit in Astana.
This caused a negative reaction from Yerevan. Thus, on November 13, at the press conference in Yerevan, the press secretary of the Armenian Foreign Ministry Anna Naghdalyan touched upon the discussion of the Belarusian president's issues with the ambassador of Azerbaijan on the internal agenda of the CSTO and the correctness of this step from the point of view of Yerevan, especially considering that the issues were discussed unfriendly to Armenia the country, in particular, said: "Armenia considers the CSTO as a platform for discussing the interests of six countries. These kinds of phenomena indicate that there are problems within the organization that need to be addressed. In Yerevan, It is argued that this kind of discussion is incorrect. "