ArmInfo. All foreign policy issues should be resolved on the basis of the interests of Armenia. This was stated on November 15 at a press conference by the head of the Christian-National Revival party, political scientist Levon Shirinyan.
Touching upon the relations of Armenia with Russia, the political scientist said that one of the main concepts in these relations is that both countries should have equal positions. At the same time, he stressed the importance of cooperation between Armenia and the EU, being part of the EEU. "We need to pursue a policy from a position of stability and develop cooperation in all geopolitical vectors," the political scientist emphasized.
In this context, referring to Armenia's membership in the CSTO and the recent issue of changing the organization's secretary general, Shirinyan stated that the Armenian leadership must fully defend its position and rights in this structure. "Only a legitimate government can defend the interests of a country, and the new authorities have a vote of public confidence. For us, membership in the CSTO is generally beneficial because we are not in a very favorable environment, given the aggressive policies of our neighbors. But we Of course, he is a full member of the CSTO and we have every right to defend our interests, "the political scientist emphasized.
The political scientist stressed that Armenia's membership in the EAEU is also beneficial for the country, but one should not stop at what has been achieved, and, being part of this structure, one should develop its relations with other structures.
He stressed that in foreign policy, the main thing is to defend the interests of the residents of Armenia and all Armenians the policy should be pro-Armenian. "We are not adherents of Russia, the West or the East. We believe that all our actions in foreign policy should proceed strictly from the interests of Armenia," Shirinyan concluded.
To note, the representative of Armenia Yuri Khachaturov left the post of the CSTO Secretary General on November 2 at the request of the new authorities of the country. Khachaturov is accused of overthrowing the constitutional order in the "March 1, 2008 case." At that time, he served as head of the Yerevan garrison. By the court's decision of July 28, he was arrested and then released on bail in the amount of 5 million drams.