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2 Sep, 2008 07:43

Russia to discuss South Ossetia with security partners

The presidents of Russia and Armenia, Dmitry Medvedev and Serzh Sargsyan, are discussing the situation in South Ossetia at a meeting in the Russian resort city of Sochi. Dmitry Medvedev has suggested that member countrie

“We are going to have a preliminary discussion now, and the final stand will be formulated at the CSTO summit in Moscow,” Medvedev said.

He added the international problems will be the focus of the summit.

The Armenian President has said in his turn that he regrets the tragic events in South Ossetia.

Sargsyan has offered his condolences to the Russian President in connection with the death of Russian citizens in South Ossetia during the conflict.

He also said he is going to discuss economic issues and the development of cooperation between Russia and Armenia with Dmitry Medvedev

The CSTO was established by the former Soviet Union republics on the basis of the Collective Security Treaty signed on May 15, 1992.

The Organisation includes Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.