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AKIPRESS.COM - Valery Semerikov was appointed acting Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) since January 1, 2017, the press service of the organization said.
This is due to the expiration of term of CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha on December 31, 2016. Semerikov was Bordyuzha's deputy.
Bordyuzha has been the CSTO Secretary General since 2003.
Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier that several candidacies were considered for the post of the CSTO new chief but no decision had been made yet, Russian media report.
CSTO comprises Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, and Tajikistan.