19.10.2006 13:07 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ October 8 Secretary of the National Security
Council at the President of Armenia Serge Sargsyan met with Italian
Deputy FM Famiano Crucianelli. As Spokesperson for the Armenian MOD,
colonel Seyran Shahsuvaryan told PanARMENIAN.Net, Italian Ambassador to
Armenia Marco Clemente was present at the meeting. During the meeting
Famiano Crucianelli expressed readiness of the Italian party to assist
Armenia in European integration. He was also concerned with the fact
that Turkey aspiring to the EU blocks Armenian borders. Speaking of
Armenian-Italian military relations, the parties noted the need for
expansion of bilateral cooperation. Reforms within Armenia-NATO IPAP
was also discussed. Touching upon the Nagorno Karabakh settlement
S. Sargsyan said, "the problem should be solved by peaceful tools via
compromises exclusively." In his turn Famiano Crucianelli said that the
basic way to solve the Karabakh issue is the political one and the OSCE
MG has an important role in it. As for regional security, the Armenian
MOD Head said, "We find ourselves in a hard geopolitical region and
Armenia, being interested in regional stability, to the best of its
humble capacities participates in ensuring international security."