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 Permanent Council agreed on amendments to the Regulations on the Collective Security Council and the Rules of Procedure of the CSTO Organs
On 21 June, 2019, a meeting of the Permanent Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization was held under the chairmanship of Aman Mambetseitov, Permanent and Plenipotentiary Representative of the Kyrgyz Republic, in which the CSTO Acting Secretary General Valery Semerikov took part.
During the meeting, the draft decisions of the CSTO Collective Security Council regarding amendments to the Regulations on the Collective Security Council and the Rules of Procedure of the Collective Security Treaty Organization bodies were reviewed.
The draft Decision of the CSC of the CSTO “About the action plan to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945” was also considered.
It was decided to send these documents to the domestic approval.