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Pashinyan: Armenia will not change foreign policy guidelines

Pashinyan: Armenia will not change foreign policy guidelines

ArmInfo.Armenia once again confirms that foreign policy is not expected to change. The Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan at a press conference stated this  on July 20, touching on the talks about what a number of Russian experts called the visit of the Armenian government delegation to Brussels during the July NATO summit a provocation.

According to Pashinyan, the government delegation paid a working  visit to the Kingdom of Belgium on July 11-13 to attend the NATO  summit itself, and at the meeting of the mission in Afghanistan  "Resolute Support" in the format of the heads of state and government  of the non-member countries of NATO Alliance, which was held as part  of the summit of the North Atlantic alliance.

As the prime minister reminded, Armenia earlier repeatedly  participated at the level of the head of state in the person of Serzh  Sargsyan in the mission's work. Thus, this visit, as Nikol Pashinyan  pointed out, does not mean a change in foreign policy. Only, Armenia  does not refuse to fulfill the international obligations taken by the  republic before the "velvet revolution," Pashinyan said.

During his visit to Brussels Nikol Pashinyan met with heads of EU  structures. The Prime Minister also met with NATO Secretary General  Jens Stoltenberg.

The NATO mission, called Resolute Support, began operating in  Afghanistan on January 1, 2015, after the military stage of the US  operation and its alliance allies has been completed. Armenia has  been participating in the international security forces in  Afghanistan since 2010. Currently, Armenian peacekeepers (131  servicemen), are carrying out the defense of the checkpoint of the  Mike-Spann military base and the adjacent territory. All costs for  the training and technical support of the contingent of Armenia's  peacekeeping forces in Afghanistan were assumed by Germany. 

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