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Issue of new CSTO Secretary General remains unsolved, Kremlin Spokesman says
2018-12-07 15:56:58

Leaders of CSTO member states are yet to solve the issue of the organization’s Secretary General, Kremlin’s Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters today, TASS reports.

The comments follow Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s statement that a representative of his country will be appointed to the post.

“The issue has not been solved,” Peskov said. He added that the topic was discussed by the leaders of the member states during the summits of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) held in Saint Petersburg on Thursday.

Peskov said the issue was raised by Lukashenko, although initially it was not on the agenda. The Spokesman said “it’s normal practice.” He added that “the work will continue.”

The Secretary General’s post remains vacant after Armenia recalled its representative Yuri Khachaturov. The latter is charged with overthrowing constitutional order during the March 1 unrest that followed the 2008.presidential elections.

The CSTO leaders were planning to discuss the issue during a summit in Saint Petersburg on December 6, but the meeting was called off.