The representative of Armenia does not become a head of the CSTO
On Friday in Yerevan took place the CSTO summit - Collective Security Treaty Organization. One of the key issues of the meeting was the adoption of a decision on the appointment of the Secretary General of the organization. According to the order of rotation, it was supposed to be the representative of Armenia. In addition, the heads of the CSTO member states were to adopt a statement on the Karabakh conflict. Russian presidential assistant Yuri Ushakov said that total of 24 documents were to be signed. However, after the meeting the President of Armenia said that the appointment of the Secretary-General was removed from the agenda of the meeting, and to this point the heads of state will return in the end of the year.
He did not explain why a representative in Armenia was not appointed.
According to Armenian media, Yerevan planned to nominate former defense minister Seyran Ohanyan, and then - Chief of General Staff Yuri Khachaturov.
Nevertheless, a month ago Serzh Sargsyan told people close to him that, most likely, that there will not be rotating, and it's even good for Armenia. According to Armenian media, the president stressed that the secretary general of Russia meets the interests of Armenia.
With regard to the expected declaration on Karabakh, the meeting is only limited to reaffirming the commitment reached in Vienna and St. Petersburg agreements to prevent an escalation in the conflict zone. -02D-