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.
Acting CSTO Secretary General Valery Semerikov had a meeting with the Head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) Natalia Gherman
April 23, 2019, by the initiative of the Head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia Natalia Gherman held a meeting with Acting CSTO Secretary General Valery Semerikov in CSTO Secretariat.
The sides exchanged relevant information and views on the problems of ensuring security and stability in the Central Asian region, and discussed issues of cooperation in solving common problems in this area.
In the spirit of their traditional understanding, the parties' intentions were confirmed to continue regular contacts, to develop and enrich the practice of business cooperation between the CSTO Secretariat and the UNRCCA.
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