NATO CONSULTING GROUP WELCOMES DRAFT BEING WORKED OUT ON RA NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY

Noyan Tapan
Oct 30 2006

YEREVAN, OCTOBER 30, NOYAN TAPAN. Serge Sargsian, the Chairman of
the interdepartment commission coordinating works of working out the
draft to the RA National Security Srategy, the Secretary of the RA
National Security Council attached to President, met on October 26 with
members of the NATO international consulting group. As Noyan Tapan was
informed RA Defence Ministry's Information and Propaganda Department,
at the beginning of the meeting, representative of Great Britain,
Major General John Drewienkiewicz mentioned that the consulting group
welcame all the provisions of the draft being worked out on the RA
National Security Strategy concerning development of state and civil
society of Armenia. Touching upon issues relating to security, the
group members spoke about difficult geostrategic situation of Armenia,
facting that two of the four neighbouring countries, Azerbaijan and
Turkey, implement blockade towards Armenia, and the vital path tiing
with the foreign world pass through Georgia and Iran appeared in the
difficult geopolitical situation. Speaking about the foreign policy
of Armenia, the group members mentioned that it is greatly provided
by existence of the two most important problems for every Armenian,
Nagorno Karabakh and the Armenian Genocide. At the end of the meeting,
the guests facted that in such a situation Armenia made a decision
on leading balanced policy from both strategic or global and military
or regional viewpoint.