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.
At a meeting of the CSTO Permanent Council, the Implementation Plan for the Session of the Collective Security Council and the agenda for the upcoming CSSC meeting were considered
On January 30-31, 2020, chaired by the Permanent and Plenipotentiary Representative of the Russian Federation Andrei Shvedov, a meeting of the Permanent Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization was held, in which the CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas took part.
The draft Action Plan for the implementation of the decisions of the November (2019) session of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization and the priorities proposed by the Russian Federation for the period of the chairmanship of the Organization was considered and finalized. The CSTO Permanent Council discussed the draft agenda for the upcoming spring meeting of the Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils. Work on these documents will be continued at the next meeting of the Permanent Council.
The draft Plan for the joint training of command and control forces and means of the Collective Security System of the Collective Security Treaty Organization for 2021 was also considered. It was decided to send the draft document for domestic approval in the prescribed manner.
The CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zaynetdinov