ARMENIAN PRESIDENT PARTICIPATES IN UNOFFICIAL SUMMIT OF HEADS OF CSTO MEMBER STATES ON JULY 31

Noyan Tapan
Aug 3, 2009

YEREVAN, AUGUST 3, NOYAN TAPAN. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan
on July 31 participated in the unofficial summit of heads of the
Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member states held in
Kyrgyzstan. NT was informed by the RA presidential press service that
the meeting was attended by the heads of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus,
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

During the summit the heads of CSTO member states exchanged ideas
on urgent problems related to the CSTO responsibility zone and
international security, as well as discussed issues of information
policy.

At the press conference following the summit, President of Kyrgyzstan
Kurmanbek Bakiev stated that an open and constructive dialog has
been established in the CSTO responsibility zone, particularly in
relation to problems of the fight against religious extremism and
terrorism. The heads of the CSTO states underlined the necessity to
conduct a coordinated information policy. They also agreed on founding
a youth center on the shore of Issyk Kul.

After the summit the Armenian president left for Orenburg Region in
Russia where he attended the opening ceremony of "The National Village"
Armenian Cultural Complex in Orenburg, laid flowers at the grave of
the great Armenian poet Vahan Terian and met with representatives of
the local Armenian community.