JAAP DE HOOP SCHEFFER: NATO WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT ARMENIA’S REFORM EFFORTS
NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer "noted with satisfaction
that this weekend’s parliamentary elections in Armenia were considered
by international monitors to be largely in accordance with Armenia’s
OSCE and Council of Europe commitments," Mediamax reports.
"I encourage the Armenian authorities to investigate thoroughly all
complaints and to address the remaining problems identified by the
international observers. NATO will continue to support Armenia’s reform
efforts and to continue our strong cooperation in the Partnership
for Peace," Jaap de Hoop Scheffer stated.
Democratic reform is one of the key directions of the Armenian
Individual Partnership Action Plan /IPAP/ that came into force in