Interfax, Russia
Nov 28 2008


CSTO members should show more united front in ongoing situation - Sargsian

YEREVAN Nov 28


The present military and political situation in the world prompts all
member-countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)
to step up their cooperation and to coordinate their collective
security efforts more closely, Armenian President Serzh Sargsian said
on Friday.

Sargsian attended a session of the CSTO Defense Ministers' Council on
Friday, which involved Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov,
CSTO General Secretary Nikolai Bordyuzha, the defense ministers of
Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, and a deputy
defense minister from Uzbekistan.

"The developing military-political situation in the world requires us
to further consolidate our efforts, especially within the Collective
Security Treaty Organization," the Armenian president said.

Sargsian said he hopes that the meeting of the CSTO Defense Ministers'
Council will help bolster cooperation between the organization's
member-states and form common approaches to certain issues.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress