10 August 2006

926) Does Armenia Want To Be Friends With Turkey?

Armenia is trying to be close with Turkey. Regnum News-Agency referring to the document entitled Armenian commitments within the framework of the Individual Partnership with NATO, placed in web-site of the Ministry of Defence of Armenia informed. The document says that the main purpose of Armenian foreign policy is a full-fledged integration to European structures, and also aiming at being close with NATO, it intends to activate practical and political cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. . . .

The document highlights that allegedly "in the point of relations with neighbors Armenia desires stability and security in the region as well as a constructive development and improving of these relations. Armenia makes efforts aiming at peace regulation of the Nagorno-Garabagh conflict and will assist the OSCE Minsk Group."
It is noteworthy that "Armenia provided to be aimed at regulating of relations with Turkey and will be consistent with regulation of a constructive dialogue with Turkey, including relations with Turkey for these purposes." The document affirms so.

It is appropriate mention that Armenia is a military-strategic partner of Russia, a member of the Organization of Treaty for Collective Security, and also a military bastion of Russia in the South Caucasus. Because making a curtsey towards the European structures, particularly NATO, can mean the policy of double standards. While NATO-Russian relationship develops not simple and Russia has been always against NATO enlargement to the East, Armenian foreign policy looks hypocritical and double-faced. The statement that Armenia will assist the OSCE Minsk Group causes distrust, as its destructive position and desire to keep status quo is also available.

Armenian' desire "to be consistent with regulation of a constructive dialogue with Turkey" within the context of the demands of recognition of "Armenian genocide", and consequently, demands of compensation from Turkey, are beneath criticism, in general.

10 August 2006


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