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 Secretary General of the CSTO Valery Semerikov received United Nations Assistant Secretary-General Mr. Miroslav Jenča
On April 12, 2019, the Acting Secretary General of the CSTO, V.Semerikov, held a meeting with Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations on political and peace-building and peacekeeping operations Mr. Miroslav Jenča at the Secretariat of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. They discussed the current and future cooperation of the two organizations, with particular attention to regional issues of peace and security.
The conversation took place in the atmosphere of mutual understanding traditional for contacts between the CSTO and the United Nations Secretariats, and was a regular meeting within the framework of the established practice of regular “checking hours” by representatives of their leadership on strengthening security and stability and countering contemporary challenges and threats.
Both parties expressed mutual satisfaction with the ongoing development of cooperation between the two organizations and confirmed their intention to pursue further expansion and increase the efficiency of interaction in areas of common interest.
CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zaynetdinov