In the year of the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Collective Security Treaty and the 15th anniversary of the creation of the CSTO, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan spoke about the current role of the Organization in an interview with the MTR "M

12.05.2017
  

Sargsyan to “MIR”: CSTO countries together achieve collective benefits    
  
    
        

The President of Armenia in the year of the 25th anniversary of the CSTO spoke about the modern role of the organization.     

    
    

Photos: Press Service of the President of Russia        

  

"The collective security agreement is not directed against anyone. The states that have signed have proceeded from the need to rally their efforts to ensure security in the CSTO zone, so this is not about private gain. And this is a collective benefit, a benefit that is obtained by joint efforts of all, so our approach is concrete and the sooner the CSTO adapts to modern realities, the better for all the participants in the collective security agreement, ”said Sargsyan.

    
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The Russian leader Vladimir Putin also shared his thoughts on CSTO and security. >.     

“We are trying, as I have already said, having arisen in completely different new realities, first of all, to concentrate our efforts on real threats, on joint struggle against these real threats. But, nevertheless, we cannot pass by things of such a global nature that pose a threat to the whole world, for example, we have repeatedly spoken about our rejection of deploying missile defense systems, placing weapons in space and so on. That is, on such fundamental global issues, we consider it possible to formulate our common approach, and we are doing this, ”said the President of the Russian Federation.     

The organization now includes six countries: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.    See the full version of the exclusive interview of the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan today right after midnight on the TV channel “Mir” .


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