Yerevan unruffled by Baku's protest against Armenian presence at NATO drills

Armenian Radio First Programme, Yerevan
3 Sep 04

NATO is the organizer of the Cooperative Best Effort - 2004 exercises
and has already confirmed the number of participants, the spokesman
of the Armenian Defence Ministry, Seyran Shakhsuvaryan, has said,
commenting on Azerbaijani media reports that Baku has lodged its
protest with Brussels against the participation of Armenian officers
in the NATO field exercises.

To recap, Armenian Defence Minister Serzh Sarkisyan said that the
Armenian side would participate in the NATO exercises in Baku. He
noted that seven Armenian servicemen would take part in the exercises.