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Decision on Armenia’s possible withdrawal from CSTO will be made based on state interests – PM

The decision on Armenia’s possible withdrawal from the CSTO will be made taking into account its state interests, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at a press conference today.

“We have the political will to make certain decisions based on the state interests of Armenia. The same applies to relations with the CSTO. Why don’t we decide to leave the organization or suspend our membership? We will decide solely on the state interests of our country,” said Pashinyan.

He stressed that at this moment the activity or inactivity of CSTO does not address its obligations towards the Republic of Armenia. “In this regard the CSTO’s actions do not meet Armenia’s interests. And we have been raising this issue in a transparent manner,” Pashinyan said.

He said that Armenia wants to do everything until the last chance to fully understand the CSTO and make its stance understandable for the CSTO.

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