Armenia among most active in CSTO

ITAR-TASS News Agency
June 14, 2005 Tuesday

MOSCOW, June 14 -- Nikolai Bordyuzha, the secretary-general of
the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), who arrived in
Yerevan on Tuesday, will inform the Armenian leaders about the state
of affairs in the Organization, Tass learned from the CSTO secretariat.

Armenian President Robert Kocharian will receive Nikolai Bordyuzha.
The CSTO secretary-general will hold talks with Serzh Sarkisian,
the Armenian defence minister and secretary of the Security Council
at the Armenian president,

The sides will discuss questions being referred to the session of
the Collective Security Council, the supreme body of the CSTO, to be
held in the second half of June, and to the meetings of the Foreign
Ministers Council, the Defence Ministers Council and the Security
Councils Secretaries Committee.

Bordyuzha said the other day that "Armenia is one of the most active
participants in the OSCE", and that the Transcaucasian (Russo-Armenian)
coalition group of forces is "a sizable part of the Organization's
forces." Bordyuzha will be on the visit in Armenia for three days.

Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan are
participants in the Collective Security Treaty Organization.