ARMENIA CONSIDERS RELATIONS WITH NATO AS MOST IMPORTANT PART OF ITS EUROPEAN INTEGRATION

ARKA News Agency, Armenia
May 23 2006

YEREVAN, May 23. /ARKA/. Armenia considers relations with NATO as
the most important part of its European integration, Armenian Prime
Minister Andranik Margaryan said Tuesday answering the questio9ns
placed on Azg newspaper's site.

He said Armenia is trying to drive its relations with Northern Atlantic
Alliance to higher level without seeking NATO membership.

The premier stressed the importance of ties with NATO saying
that Armenia is always participating in the alliance-led regional
programs.