On May 24, 2022, under the chairmanship of the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Suren Papikian, a meeting of the Council of Defense Ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization was held via videoconferencing.
The defense ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Lieutenant General Viktor Khrenin), of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Colonel General Ruslan Zhaksylykov), of the Kyrgyz Republic (Lieutenant General Baktybek Bekbolotov), of the Russian Federation (Army General Sergey Shoygu), of the Republic of Tajikistan (Colonel General Sherali Mirzo), as well as the CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas and the Head of the CSTO Joint Staff - Colonel General Anatoly Sidorov participated in the meeting.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas28.02.2020
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, met with the Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, Stanislav Zas, who is on a working visit to Armenia.
Nikol Pashinyan welcomed his visit to Yerevan and congratulated him once again on his appointment as CSTO Secretary General. During the meeting, the importance of the CSTO role in ensuring security in the Caucasus region was emphasized. The Head of the Government of Armenia said: “We must continue our consistent efforts to strengthen and increase the effectiveness of the Organization.” He emphasized the importance of close cooperation to confront global challenges and expressed hope that during his tenure Stanislav Zas will be able to achieve solutions to various problems.
The CSTO Secretary General presented to the Prime Minister the programs and priorities of the organization for the near future, including the holding of joint trainings and cooperation with other international organizations.
During the meeting, events dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War were also touched upon, as well as a number of other issues of international and regional importance.