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Pashinyan Petitions CSTO: Wants Emergency Consultations on Syunik Border Stand-Off

Acting Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan today officially called on CSTO Security Council Chairperson Emomali Rahmon (President of Tajikistan) to immediately activate the mechanism of emergency consultations as envisaged by Article Two of its founding treaty.

Earlier, Pashinyan had instructed his defense and foreign ministers to ask the CSTO to invoke Article 2 regarding the incursion of Azerbaijani troops into Armenia’s southern Syunik province.

Article 2 commits the bloc to discuss a collective response to grave security threats facing its member states.

Pashinyan also addressed letters to all CSTO-member states, notifying them of the above and providing detailed information about the situation along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.

Armenia is a member of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) that includes Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

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