Sargsyan: Deepening Armenia-NATO Partnership Is Necessity

SARGSYAN: DEEPENING ARMENIA-NATO PARTNERSHIP IS NECESSITY

PanARMENIAN.Net
06.12.2006 15:40 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Today the Secretary of National Security Council,
Minister of Defense of Armenia Serge Sargsyan met with Per Eklund ,
the newly-appointed head of of Eurocommission delegation in Armenia.

Congratulating the diplomat with new appoinment, Serge Sargsyan
expressed hopes on further effective and close partnership, RA
Defense Minister’s Spokesman, colonel Seyran Shahsuvaryan told to
PanARMENIAN.Net.

In Armenia-EU relationship describing as essential the inclusion
of RA in the program of European Neighborhood Policy, the head of
defense administration underlined the importance of Action Plan,
approved on November 14. He also introduced the guest with the work of
the commission on coordination with EU structures, which works under
the supervision of the president of RA. On Per Eklund’s request the
minister also presented the reforms in armed forces, which also are
carried out in the framework of Armenia-NATO Individual Partnership
Action Plan (IPAP). Speaking on the relationship of Armenia and NATO,
Serge Sargsyan pointed out that the deepening of cooperation is a
necessity and was aimed at resisting threats, and those relations were
one of the elements of Armenia’s National Security. Touching upon
the issue of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement, Per Eklund
remarked that EU had always underlined the importance of peaceful
solution of the problem.

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