No inconsistency between Armenia’s CSTO membership and cooperation with NATO





There is no inconsistency between Armenia’s membership in the CSTO and its cooperation with NATO, Steffen Elgersma, representative of NATO’s International Staff, said at an international conference in Yerevan on “NATO-Armenia Cooperation: New Objectives and Perspectives.”

The event was organized by the Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation (ACGRC) with support from the German Embassy in Armenia, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the NATO Public Diplomacy Division.

“We have good cooperation with Armenia and welcome Armenia’s participation in NATO missions both in Afghanistan and Kosovo. We have also launched a successful dialogue in the field of security,” Steffen Elgersma said.

Speaking about Turkey’s aspiration to play a greater role in the South Caucasus, he said “it’s natural for NATO member Turkey to be interested in the South Caucasus, as it is situated closest to the region.”

“We do hope that the relations between Armenia and Turkey will improve over time,” he added.

According to Koryun Nahapetyan, the Head of Armenia’s delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the relations between Armenia and NATO are developing dynamically.

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