Armenia doesn’t intend to join NATO – defense minister
May 21 2004
Moscow. (Interfax-AVN) – Accession to NATO is not a part of Armenia’s
foreign policy agenda, Defense Minister Serzhik Sarkisian told a
Friday news conference.
“The answer to the question about Armenia’s intentions of joining
NATO is clear from the start because the leadership of the republic
has said on many occasions that it does not include this issue in
its foreign policy agenda,” he said.
Armenia also has no intention of quitting the Collective Security
Treaty Organization in the near future, he said. Membership in it is
a component of Armenia’s national security, he said.