ArmInfo.. "The CSTO countries are able to reach consensus on any issues, and I am a clear example of this." The Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, Stanislav Zas, said this in an interview with reporters on February 28, when answering a question about the ability of the Organization's countries to reach consensus especially on sensitive issues.
"The countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization are different. These countries are from different regions pursuing an independent policy. And this is good. Our task, of course, is to find opportunities to reach a consensus on all issues related to ensuring the security of our region. And I I'm sure that this will succeed if necessary, because everyone has a very responsible attitude to ensuring security in all states. Believe me, this is so. And the heads of state, heads of government give these issues primary importance, realizing that without security the development of the country, the well-being of the country are impossible, "said the CSTO Secretary General.
However, he assured that consensus could be reached on any issue. "Here is a clear example. There were problems, there were different approaches and different assessments. We found an opportunity for all countries to resolve outstanding issues and reach consensus," Stanislav Zas concluded.
To recall, after Yerevan removed its representative from the post of CSTO Secretary General (Yuri Khachaturov), a new candidate was not approved by the Organization for 1.5 years. Yerevan insisted on the completion of its term of chairmanship, while Belarus insisted that the next Secretary General should be a representative from their country. As a result, the new General Secretary was approved only after the conditions of Yerevan on making amendments to the charter regarding the appointment and removal from office of the organization's general secretaries were met, and only after that the candidate from Belarus was approved, who began to exercise his powers in January of this year.