NATO DOES NOT INTEND TO GET INVOLVED IN THE SETTLEMENT OF THE KARABAKH ISSUE

Public Radio, Armenia
Nov 29 2006

NATO Spokesman James Appathurai has declared that the alliance does
not participate in the process of settlement of the Karabakh conflict
and does not intend to engage in the process in the future," Mediamax
agency reports.

The Spokesman said NATO's position is as follows: "The OSCE plays
a very important role in the negotiations on the Karabakh conflict
resolution."

In response to the question about the perspectives of launching an
intensive dialogue with Azerbaijan, James Appathurai said Azerbaijan
has not applied to the alliance with such suggestion."

NATO will not interfere with the debate over Armenian-Turkish relations
29.11.2006 11:33

"NATO will not get involved in the debate over Armenian-Turkish
relations," NATO Spokesman James Appathurai said in response to the
following question of Mediamax agency: "NATO's border with Armenia
remains closed, since Turkey has been keeping it closed for 14 years.

It does not only hinder the perception of NATO among the Armenian
society, but also prevents the integration processes. What can NATO
do to improve the current situation?"

"Armenia is not working in the direction of integrating into NATO, but
our cooperation in the framework of the Individual Partnership Action
Plan is wonderful. As for the bilateral issues and questions connected
with the border, the countries should resolve these themselves, and
NATO will not interfere with the debate," declared James Appathurai.