Seyran Ohanyan to Reject CSTO Secretary General Position if Offered

Seyran Ohanyan, Armenian Defense Minister, said in an interview with, that he would reject the secretary general position in the Collective Security Treaty Organization in the event of such an offer.

Earlier, Interfax reported that Ohanyan would be dismissed as Armenian Deputy Defense Minister by the newly appointed prime minister and would receive an offer to succeed Nikolay Bordyuzha, who is leaving office now.

Ohanyan said that changes in the government might touch everybody. “We know about procedures of formation of the government…As for appointment as CSTO Secretary General, there were no such offers,” he said in his interview. “Of course.”

Nikolay Bordyuzha said earlier that his successor would be named on October 14 in Yerevan at a CSTO session and that the new secretary general will be a representative of Armenia.

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