YEREVAN, January 24 (RIA Novosti) - Armenia’s government on Thursday agreed to establish an academy of a Russian-led collective security organization in the capital Yerevan, the government press service said.
In a letter to the Armenian president, the general secretary of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has proposed that a CSTO Academy be opened in Yerevan, to be co-founded by the CSTO Institute, its Yerevan branch, and the Russian Foreign Ministry’s A.M. Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Support Foundation.
The project is designed, among other things, to promote “favorable public opinion about the CSTO through the efforts of scholars, political scientists, experts, and young political and public activists from the member states,” the Armenian government said in a press release.
The academy project has been approved by Armenian, Russian and Kazakh foreign ministers, as well as the head of the Armenian National Security Council.
The CSTO's current members are Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.
In December, Uzbekistan officially suspended its CSTO.
Add to blog
You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.
Image Galleries: New "Watercolors" Train Exhibition in the Moscow Metro
Infographics: The Origin of Geomagnetic Storms
Cartoons: Dreams of Space
The failure of the Islamist political parties who came to power in the dramatic events of the Arab Spring would allow the military to reenter the political arena. Political Islam was successful in the opposition, but it could fail in power, as the negative experience of Egypt and Iraq have shown.