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.

The Presidents of the Republic of Belarus and Russia have had a telephone conversation


On May 3, this year, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko had a telephone conversation. According to the kremlin.ru website, they discussed certain aspects of interaction within the framework of integration associations in the Eurasian space, including in connection with preparations for the upcoming meeting of the leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. Following the Russian-Belarusian talks at the highest level on April 12, they discussed some issues on the bilateral agenda and the advancement of Union State building. The parties confirmed their mutual commitment to further strengthening of the Russian-Belarusian partnership and alliance.

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