ArmInfo. Armenia did not obstruct a single decision of the CSTO summit. State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus Alexander Volfovich told reporters.
"Not a single decision has been blocked. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia have agreed on all decisions (documents submitted to the summit with the participation of heads of state - BELTA note), declaration. This also speaks of mutual understanding, including with the Armenian parties in resolving issues that are currently entrusted to the Organization," Alexander Volfovich said, BelTA reports.
Answering the question how sensitive is the absence of the Armenian side at the summit for the CSTO, he said: "Of course, I would like all participants to be present today: both heads of state and delegations. But the most important thing is that the Armenian side agreed on all decisions. But there are objective and subjective reasons, apparently, why our Armenian partners decided not to come to Minsk today."
However, Alexander Volfovich is confident that Armenia has no desire to leave the CSTO. "This would be a mistake, it will not be for the benefit of the people of Armenia and for the benefit of the country," the State Secretary of the Security Council emphasized.
Earlier, Foreign Minister of Belarus Sergei Aleinik said that all decisions of the CSTO summit in Minsk will be legitimate, despite the absence of the Armenian side. "I had a telephone conversation with my Armenian partner Ararat Mirzoyan. We discussed, among other things, these issues and decision-making mechanisms. All decisions that will be made today are absolutely legitimate. In accordance with the rules and procedure of the organization, decisions are made with the consent of all countries -members. We agreed that following the summit, the CSTO Secretary General will visit Yerevan. And, of course, we will pass all the decisions that were finalized here within the framework of the reconciliation commission to our Armenian partners. And we will count on them to join them," he said.
Regarding the non-arrival of high representatives of the Armenian side, including the Prime Minister, to the summit in Minsk, Sergei Aleynik said that this should be taken calmly.