NATO and CSTO are not competitive structures: NATO Secretary General and Armenian President say

September 06, 2012

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said today that “NATO and CSTO are not competitive alliances.”

The Armenian President said this at a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Yerevan today, Mediamax reports.

Serzh Sargsyan noted that CSTO is one of the components of ensuring Armenia’s security. As for NATO, Serzh Sargsyan said that “the cooperation with NATO is useful for Armenia and proceeds from our country’s interests.”

Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that there is no contradiction in cooperation with Russia on one hand and NATO on the other.

“We have achieved huge progress in relations with Russia over the last years and continue the dialogue on a high level cooperating in numerous areas,” NATO Secretary General said.