Cooperation of Armenia and Russia Under CSTO at Highest Level


YEREVAN, APRIL 10. ARMINFO. Armenian President Robert Kocharyan and Secretary
General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Nikolay
Bordyuzha, who is on a working visit to Yerevan, discussed the
organizational issues related to the summer summit of CSTO Collective
Security Council in Astana. Speaking at a press-conference at the
Armenian National Assembly today, Nikolay Bordyuzha said that the main
direction of cooperation of the CSTO signatory-states must be the
struggle against terrorism, drugs trafficking and organized crime, as
no military treats exist today. He said that the CSTO currently works
to improve the Russian-Armenian and Russian-Byelorussian groupings
operating under CSTO.

Speaking of the statements by several Russian politologists that the
attitude of the Kremlin to Armenia has become cold, Bordyuzha said
that such statements by analysts are groundless. He said that the
relations of Armenia and Russia are based on mutually advantageous
cooperation. Bordyuzha said that Armenia is an active player both in
the CIS and CSTO structures. “Of course, transport problems of Armenia
hinder its economic development and deepening of the Russian-Armenian
economic ties.” However, bilateral political relations, including the
cooperation of the two countries under CSTO, are at a very high
level,” CSTO Secretary General said.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS