NATO chief hails ties with Armenia

NATO chief hails ties with Armenia

Mediamax news agency
5 Nov 04


NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said in Yerevan today
that “relations between NATO and Armenia are developing very well”.

The secretary-general said this at a briefing on the results of his
meeting with Armenian President Robert Kocharyan, Defence Minister
Serzh Sarkisyan and Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan, Mediamax news
agency reports.

Jaap de Hoop Scheffer stated that Armenia has taken a very important
step, having expressed its readiness to sign the Individual
Partnership Action Plan (IPAP) with NATO. The NATO secretary-general
pointed out in this connection that Armenia itself should define its
priorities and submit them to NATO for examination. In any case, Jaap
de Hoop Scheffer stressed “the IPAP will be a product of the Armenian

Talking about his visit to all three South Caucasus countries, Jaap de
Hoop Scheffer stressed that “NATO has no intention of competing with
any country or international organization in this region”.