Armenia remains CSTO ally, says Secretary General
YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 27, ARMENPRESS. Armenia is still a CSTO ally, the defense bloc’s Secretary-General Imangali Tasmagambetov has said.
“I think there’s no sense in drawing conclusions from this situation, Armenia was, and still is, our ally,” the CSTO Secretary General told TASS news agency. “I think this says it all. As far as the CSTO Secretariat knows, the reasons behind the Armenian delegation’s absence are technical in nature. In any case, that’s the decision of an independent and sovereign state whom no other state or organization can impact. The CSTO respects the decision of the Republic of Armenia as a full member of the organization,” he said, referring to the absence of Armenia in the bloc's session in Belarus.