IPAP Takes Into Account Interests Of Both Parties


23.05.2006 19:34 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Military reforms, guarding frontiers, security are
part of the cooperation between the NATO and Armenia and other South
Caucasian countries, Special Representative of the NATO Secretary
General for the South Caucasus Robert Simmons stated at a news
conference in Yerevan. In his words, reforms have not only defense,
but also democratic importance. “Armenia should specify its priorities
within the IPAP. In that case working will be easier for the NATO,
as the Plan takes into account interests of both parties,” said the
Special Representative of the NATO Secretary General.

Simmons also underscored that each country chooses allies on its
own. “If Russian bases are situated in Armenia, as desired by the
Government, was cannot object to this. It was different with Georgia –
they addressed us for help in withdrawal of Russian themselves and
they got the assistance,” Simmons stated. At that he said that the
NATO is not entitled to prevent countries from membership in another
block, specifically the CSTO.

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