Wednesday, December 4 2019 17:30
Alexandr Avanesov

Nikol Pashinyan: Armenia should protect its national interests at all  sites

Nikol Pashinyan: Armenia should protect its national interests at all  sites

ArmInfo.Armenia should protect its national interests at all sites. On December 4, answering the question of MP Mikayel Zolyan about how the CSTO countries  reacted to the appeal of the Prime Minister of the Republic of  Armenia to abandon arms sales to Azerbaijan, Prime Minister Nikol  Pashinyan stated.

According to him, the protection of national interests is especially  important in the context of ensuring state security. CSTO, the Prime  Minister continued, is a security system, which includes Armenia. In  Bishkek, where the call was made, the question was raised in a  slightly different aspect. Then it was stated that the CSTO has all  the levers to prevent the escalation of violence in the  Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. In Bishkek, the question was raised  not only about the security of Armenia, but also all the CSTO  countries.  Having received a crushing blow in Syria, the militants  of the Islamic State will try to use Azerbaijan as their target.  "According to our information, many Azerbaijani citizens are fighting  in the  Islamic State," the Prime Minister said, adding that then the  eyes of terrorists can be turned to the west, north, south, east, and  the interests of the CSTO countries can clash over this .

To recall, yesterday in Baku, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov  answered the call of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to the  CSTO countries not to sell weapons to Azerbaijan. "I can only  emphasize that military-technical cooperation is one of the areas,  important areas of our strategic partnership with Azerbaijan," Lavrov  said, commenting on the words of the Prime Minister of Armenia.   According to Lavrov, Russia and Azerbaijan are developing cooperation  <absolutely transparent> and <in full accordance with international  law, the norms of the legislation of Azerbaijan and the Russian  Federation and with full account for the balance that has developed  and which is important in order to maintain stability here>. During a  meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in  Kyrgyzstan the other day, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan  said that the CSTO has the necessary funds to prevent a new  escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh. According to the Prime Minister, in  order to prevent possible escalation, the CSTO countries in the  interests of security should leave Azerbaijan's calls for the  purchase of new weapons unanswered.

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