The CSTO Secretariat expresses serious concern over the aggravation of the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border that arose on July 12, this year, after an armed conflict between units of the armed forces of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan, including the use of heavy armament, which resulted in the dead and the injured. The current situation does not contribute to the normalization of the situation on the border of the two neighboring states, one of which is the Republic of Armenia. The Republic is a member state of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. The situation indicates a violation of the agreements of ceasefire reached at the leadership level of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan.
On July 9, 2020, the CSTO Secretariat hosted the first meeting of the Working Group on the Development of a Concept of Cooperation of the CSTO Member States on Countering Modern Combined Forms of Destructive Impact on the CSTO Member States. The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas took part in the meeting.
The delegation of the Secretariat of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, headed by the CSTO Deputy Secretary General Valery Semerikov, takes part in the events of the UN Online Week of Fight against Terrorism
On July 6, 2020, the “Online Week of Fight against Terrorism” opened - a series of webinars conducted under the auspices of the UN Counter-Terrorism Directorate and interactive discussions on the strategic and practical tasks of countering terrorism in a global pandemic. The program of video events will continue until July 10.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, addressed the participants with an opening statement. He emphasized the essentiality of consolidating efforts of the international community in the battle against attempts of international terrorist groups to take advantage of the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to achieve its goals. At the meetings of the first day, presentations were made by the leaders of a number of specialized structures of the world organization.
In the course the Week, it is necessary to discuss the changes taking place in the world under the influence of the pandemic, in the projection on the main practical aspects of the fight against international terrorism, to hear authoritative experts.
A delegation of the Secretariat of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, headed by the Deputy Secretary General of the Organization V.A. Semerikov, takes part in the events of the Online Week.