CSTO Secretary General N. Bordyuzha Visited MTAES


On January 27, the RA TAES First Deputy Minister Vache Terteryan and RS Director, r/s Lieutenant-General Sergey Azaryan, received Nikolay Bordyuzha, Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).

Welcoming the guest, S. Azaryan expressed satisfaction for fruitful cooperation within the CSTO and active cooperation established between ES systems of both countries.

RS Director stressed, that much work is underway towards the deepening of partnership, thanks to which it will be more possible to effectively respond to challenges.

During the meeting the sides discussed the further steps of the Armenian-Russian Humanitarian Response Center.
-The Centre's staff will consist of 44 employees: 10 from the Russian side, and 34 - from the Armenian side. The official opening of the center is planned in February, as the main work was completed,- noted S. Azaryan.


Expressing gratitude for warm reception, Nikolay Bordyuzha presented his vision of further cooperation. He noted, that the Armenian-Russian Humanitarian Response Center is the first pilot project in the region implemented within the CSTO, which can have a lasting character. According to him, similar institution is planned to establish in Kyrgyzstan.

Note, that with the active support of Russia, a network of CSTO humanitarian response centers are being established, the first of which will soon be opened in Armenia. The main purpose of the center is to develop the capacity and mechanisms for the prevention and elimination of consequences of emergency situations.

Humanitarian Response Center is unique in the region. It is equipped with the latest equipment, as well as all conditions for work and life.

The center will contribute to the development of regional cooperation, increasing the level of protection of the population and rapid response to emergency cases in the region.

The sides also discussed new projects in ES sphere and new ways of cooperation. 

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