High-ranking officials from the Collective Security Organization’s (CSTO) member states have gathered in Astana, Kazakhstan, for a key summit to elect a new secretary general.
Armenia’s acting prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, has also joined counterparts. and ministers of defense, and foreign affairs as well as top security officials from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan fpr the interstate event.
Valery Semerikov was appointed the Organization’s acting secretary general after Yuri Khachaturov was sacked over criminal charges for connection to the March 1-2, 2008 post-electoral events. His lawyer told Tert.am earlier today that he has already been recalled to Armenia.
Armenia took over the CSTO chairmanship in May 2017. receiving the authority to head the organization until 2020. However, the chances are high that Semerikov will remain the CSTO’s acting secretary-general until the assigned period.