Issues Of Boosting Cooperation Within The CSTO Discussed



Armenian National Assembly Speaker Tigran Torosian received today
Secretary General of the CSTO Nikolay Bordyuzha.

National Assembly press service told Armenpress that the speaker
said that though the reason of the meeting are "Rubezh 2008" military
exercises, there are many issues to discuss connected with the work
of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly, boosting cooperation within the
framework of CSTO, etc.

Torosian underscored the activity of the CSTO PA, referring to the
prospects of the development the basis of which includes clear ideas
and principles, new and direct ways of cooperation. The NA speaker
also noted that Armenia’s parliament has already ratified all the
agreements connected with the work of the CSTO and is ready for
continuation of close cooperation.

Nikolay Bordyuzha highly underscored the military exercises conducted
in Armenia. Referring to the works of the CSTO PA, he underscored the
deepening of cooperation, saying that an effective way of doing it
is to conduct closed meetings of the speakers of parliaments as well
as meetings of the parliamentary delegations in the international

Tigran Torosian greeted the direct steps suggested towards the increase
of efficiency of the activity of the CSTO PA and expressed readiness
to support their implementation. According to his assessment, CSTO
is not an organization of collective war but of collective peace
and everything possible must be done towards the cooperation and
maintenance of peace.

The NA speaker underscored the forwarding of concrete issues and
finding mechanisms for their solutions and the role and importance
of parliaments in doing it.

T. Torosian said that "Rubezh 2008" military exercises are
qualitatively new step and open new prospects of cooperation