NATO PA "ROSE ROTH" REGULAR SEMINAR TO BE HELD IN YEREVAN ON OCT. 6-9

Noyan Tapan News Agency
Oct 3 2005

YEREVAN, OCTOBER 3, NOYAN TAPAN - ARMENIANS TODAY. The "Rose Roth"
regular seminar of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly will be held at the
"Marriott-Armenia" hotel of Yerevan on October 6-9. Participation
of about 70 deputies of the Assembly as well as of representatives
of international organizations and centers of strategic studies is
expected at the seminar. As Mher Shahgeldian, the head of the Armenian
delegation to the NATO PA, the Chairman of the RA NA Standing Committee
on Defence, National Security and Internal Affairs informed the Noyan
Tapan correspondent, security problems of the region will be discussed,
developments of the region as a part of the world being globalized,
reforms of the military sphere will be touched upon. A separate
discussion of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict is envisaged.

According to M.Shahgeldian, though an information on the Azerbaijani
delegation's refusal to participate in the Yerevan seminar was in
the Azerbaijani press, as for October 3 I haven't been officially
informed about that. The deputy affirmed that guarantees of security
were given to the Azerbaijani side. The NATO heads were also informed
that in Armenia "the atmosphere is just another that in Azerbaijan."