On July 3, Minsk hosted celebrations dedicated to the Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus, in which the CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas took part. On July 2, he attended a solemn meeting dedicated to this holiday with the participation of the President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. On July 3 he laid flowers at the Victory Monument.
Also the celebrations were attended by the Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee Sergey Lebedev, the State Secretary of the Union State of the Republic of Belarus and Russia Grigory Rapota and the Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Mikhail Myasnikovich..
The ceremonies were attended by the ambassadors of the CSTO member states.
Stanislav Zas also held talks with the heads of power structures of the Republic of Belarus on issues of interaction in the CSTO format.
The Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus (the Republic Day) is the main holiday of Belarusian statehood. It is celebrated annually on July 3 in honor of the liberation of the capital of the Republic of Belarus Minsk from Nazi invaders in 1944.
The decision to celebrate the Independence Day on July 3 was made during a republican referendum in 1996.
On the Independence Day, the Days of several Belarusian cities are also celebrated.
The CSTO Acting Secretary General Valery Semerikov will attend the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York
At the invitation of the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, from September 24 to 27, 2019, a delegation of the Secretariat of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, led by the CSTO Acting Secretary General Valery Semerikov, will attend the 74th session of the UN General Assembly opened on September 17.
On the margins of the session, the CSTO Acting Secretary General will meet with the Deputy Secretary General - Head of the UN Counter-Terrorism Directorate Vladimir Voronkov, the Deputy Secretary General - Head of the UN Peacekeeping Operations Department,Jean-Paul Lacroix, the UN Assistant Secretary General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Miroslav Jenca, the Executive Director of the Executive Directorate of the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee M. Koninks, as well as the UN Assistant Secretary General for Issues of the Rule of Law and Security Institutions A.V.Zuev.
At the headquarters of the world organization, the head of the CSTO delegation will be one of the keynote speakers during the ministerial debate on the theme “UN cooperation with regional and subregional organizations in the maintenance of international peace and security: contribution of the CSTO, the CIS and the SCO to Countering Terrorist Threats” to be held at a meeting of the UN Security Council on September 25, 2019.
On September 27, Valery Semerikov will also take part in the working meeting of the CSTO member states' foreign ministers, traditionally held on the margins of the sessions of the UN General Assembly. The meetings discuss issues of coordinating the positions of the CSTO member states on the agenda items of the UN General Assembly, as well as other issues affecting the interests of the Organization member states.
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