CSTO guarantor of Armenia’s security – Sargsyan

Interfax, Russia
Jan 15 2013

CSTO guarantor of Armenia’s security – Sargsyan

YEREVAN. Jan 15

The Armenian-Russian allied strategic partnership is the backbone of
Armenia’s security, said Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan.

“The Armenian-Russia strategic allied partnership remains the nucleus
of Armenian security. We also attach extremely serious importance to
our membership in the Collective Security Treaty Organization, which
we see as the real guarantee of Armenia’s security,” he told an
enlarged meeting of Defense Ministry officials, attended by lawmakers,
government executives and representatives of the judiciary.

Sargsyan also said, according to the presidential press service, that
Armenia “strongly and transparently” cooperates with NATO “in order to
apply the Alliance’s best experience in modernizing the Armenian armed
forces.” “Armenian peacekeepers continue service in NATO’s
international peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan and Kosovo,” he
said.

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