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.
Meeting of the CSTO Permanent Council took place
On December 11, 2019, under the chairmanship of 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 Deputy Secretaries General Piotr Tsikhanouski and Alymbay Sultanov took part.
Draft joint statements regarding the fight against international terrorism and extremism, the situation in Afghanistan and ensuring comprehensive stability in the world were examined. It was decided to continue work on these draft documents at subsequent meetings of the CSTO Permanent Council.
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