ARMENIA STANDS FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF GOOD RELATIONS WITH NATO, BUT HAS NO DEEP AND LONG-RANGE PURPOSES
Armenia wants to establish good relations with NATO, but we have no
deep and long-range programs in this regard,” Armenian Prime minister
Tigran Sargsyan said in an interview with Russian Nezavisimaya Gazeta.
“Our priority is the CSTO. The presence of the Russian military base on
the territory of Armenia is an evidence of our military preferences,”
the Prime Minister said. He also stressed that Armenia-NATO and
Armenia-CSTO relations are on different levels of integration.
Asked whether the Russian presence in Armenia will be strengthened
connected with the aggravation of situation in Iran, Tigran Sargsyan
said: “We signed an agreement in 2010 to extend the presence of the
Russian military base until 2044, no other measures are envisaged,”