ArmInfo. Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan on September 27 in New York took part in the traditional working meeting of the heads of the foreign affairs agencies of the CSTO member states.
During the meeting, coordination of approaches on key issues of the UN agenda was discussed, including during the 74th session of the General Assembly, as well as ways to strengthen cooperation between the CSTO and the UN. During the meeting, an interesting conversation was continued on the basis of the central event of the Russian presidency of the UN Security Council on the theme of UN cooperation with regional and subregional organizations in the field of international peace and security, the contribution of the CSTO, CIS and SCO to the fight against terrorist threats.
The parties exchanged views on pressing issues of global and regional security. The need for further consolidation of efforts to ensure stability in Central Asia, taking into account the situation in Afghanistan, was emphasized. Interest was expressed in deepening ties with other regional associations, primarily with the SCO, in countering transnational threats.
In this regard, the Armenian Foreign Minister drew the attention of the CSTO colleagues to the current situation in the peace process to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and the meeting with the Azerbaijani counterpart held on September 23 with the mediation of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs. The Armenian Foreign Minister emphasized the importance of a unified approach of the CSTO member countries in ensuring and strengthening regional peace and stability, including through non-violation of the military balance.
It was agreed to continue joint efforts regarding the inadmissibility of distorting history and revising the results of World War II. A joint statement was adopted in connection with the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.
The course of preparations for the next session of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, which is scheduled for November 28 this year in Bishkek, was discussed..