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Armenian PM announces willingness to embrace CSTO mission

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Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced his country’s readiness to deploy a CSTO mission on the border with Azerbaijan.

This was in response to a journalist’s question during a press conference in parliament, where he continued: “Not only Russia, but also Armenia is ready to host the CSTO mission. We have identified our areas of interest, desire and ambition so that this potential mission can be effective. This is important for us”. For the Collective Security Treaty Organization and for the region, we continue to work in this direction.

At the same time, according to Pashinyan, the mission of the CSTO and the European Union should not be put on the same level, since “the CSTO has security obligations to Armenia, and Armenia has obligations to the organization that it fulfilled during the events in Kazakhstan,” – the head continued. Armenian ministers: “Therefore, our expectations for the Collective Security Treaty Organization should be much higher than the expectations of the EU mission.”

Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Marzoyan said earlier at a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov that Yerevan had not abandoned the CSTO mission on the borders of the republic.

And Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on April 5 that Russia is ready to send an observation mission of the University Security Treaty Organization to Armenia, and everything depends on Yerevan, and as soon as it is ready, Moscow will be able to return to substantive work on the unification of methods characteristic of work of the monitoring mission of the organization.

Source: News

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