The meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia with the General Secretary of the CSTO

17 March, 2023

On March 17 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan received Imangali Tasmagambetov, the Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. 

At the beginning of the meeting Minister Mirzoyan congratulated Imangali Tasmagambetov on assuming the position of the CSTO General Secretary, wishing him efficient work and success.

The interlocutors exchanged views on the current military-political situation in the region.

Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan emphasized the need for a clear and targeted response of the organization to the military aggression carried out by Azerbaijan against the sovereign territory of Armenia, which is a member of the CSTO.

The humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh resulting from the blockade of the Lachin corridor by Azerbaijan was touched upon. The Minister of Foreign Affairs stressed the imperative to implement the provisions of the November 9, 2020 Trilateral Statement and the decision made by the International Court of Justice on February 22 regarding the request for provisional measures against Azerbaijan.

During the meeting the General Secretary of the CSTO shared his impressions from his visit to the city of Jermuk the day before.

The Foreign Minister underlined that the Azerbaijani side with its continuous provocations is disrupting the efforts to establish peace and stability in the region, while Azerbaijan's bellicose rhetoric is aimed at preparing ground for the use of large-scale force against the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia, as well as Nagorno-Karabakh. In this context, the importance of the need to undertake active steps by the allies and partners of the Republic of Armenia towards fulfilling Azerbaijan’s obligations and excluding manifestations of the use of force by Azerbaijan was highlighted.

In the morning of the same day the CSTO General Secretary, accompanied by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, visited Yerablur pantheon.

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