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Pashinyan pointed to two expectations of the government and people of Armenia from the CSTO

Belarus (, - Armenia took the initiative to convene an extraordinary meeting of the Collective Security Council (CSC) of the CSTO, where the report of the monitoring mission of the organization following the assessment of the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border after a large-scale escalation in the region last month will be discussed. This was announced today, on October 26, by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, speaking at the government hour in the parliament of the republic.

“I hope that the meeting will be held as soon as possible,” Pashinyan said.

Yerevan expects the CSTO to give a clear political assessment and adopt a "road map" to restore the territorial integrity of Armenia.

“These are not only the expectations of the government, but also the people of Armenia. I think the adoption of these two decisions will provide answers to many questions raised by the government and people of Armenia,” the prime minister said.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said earlier this month that the Collective Security Treaty Organization was ready to send its observers to Armenia. As the head of Russian diplomacy noted at a meeting with his Armenian counterpart Ararat Mirzoyan on October 12 on the sidelines of a meeting of the CIS Council of Foreign Ministers in Astana, this requires a decision of the CSTO CSC.

Armenia currently chairs the military-political bloc.

Recall, on September 13, the CSTO Collective Security Council decided to send a mission to Armenia led by the Secretary General of the organization to assess the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and prepare a report to the heads of state after the armed escalation in the region. The task of the mission was to develop proposals for de-escalation. Armenia turned to the CSTO for help under Article 4 of the Organization's Charter, according to which aggression against one member state of the bloc is considered aggression against all its members, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said earlier.

Pashinyan pointed to two expectations of the government and people of Armenia from the CSTO