NATO extremenly interested in settlement of NK conflict

PanArmenian News
Feb 24 2005


24.02.2005 18:06

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The NATO is satisfied with the beginning of the
working out of the Individual Partnership Action Plan (IPAP) and
Armenia being ready to serious progressive steps in relations with
the Alliance, Special Representative of the NATO Secretary General
for the South Caucasus and Central Asia Robert Simmons stated at a
press conference in Yerevan. In his words, in spite the IPAP is not
ready yet, the cooperation is available between the parties and the
IPAP will comprise all the partnership aspects. Speaking of today’s
Armenia-NATO cooperation Simmons noted that as a partner Armenia
contributes to struggle against common threats. Besides, Robert
Simmons noted that the NATO is extremely interested in the settlement
of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, although the solution of the
problem is the function of the OSCE Minsk Group. “The NATO is not
going to play a role in these talks,” he stated, expressing hope for
successful completion of discussions and negotiations. In the Special
Representative’s words, the NATO doors are open to any country. “The
countries of the South Caucasus display an integration impetus
towards the North-Atlantic structures,” he stated.

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