ArmInfo. Yerevan has quashed all talk about possible membership or obtaining observer status by Azerbaijan in the EAEU and the CSTO. On September 10, Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia Shavarsh Kocharyan stated this from the rostrum of the parliament, referring to concerns about the membership of the country unfriendly to Armenia in the CSTO.
"Yes, indeed, at one time, Azerbaijani MPs voiced the question of the intention to join the CSTO. But, I would like to remind another story regarding the Eurasian Economic Union, because in due time there was talk that Azerbaijan wants to obtain observer status in this structure. Now all the talk about it has ended, and why this happened? Because we closed this issue, in addition, the first clarifications on granting observer status were made precisely through the EAEU, and according to our requirements. And today we undergo the same procedure of granting an observer status within CSTO. "Kocharyan concluded.