7 Jun 2018 11:42

Armenia to remain in EAEU, CSTO, further strategic relations with Russia - Pashinyan

YEREVAN. June 7 (Interfax) - Armenia will not go back on its foreign policy and will remain a member of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said while presenting the new government's program in parliament.

"As I have already said, we should not go back on anything in our foreign policy. Armenia will remain a member of the EAEU and the CSTO. It is our task to increase the efficiency of our membership in these organizations," Pashinyan said.

He said he had seen at the EAEU summit in Sochi that other members of the EAEU and the CSTO had the same goals.

"Framing the issue that way lays a good foundation for boosting relations inside these organizations and in the bilateral format," Pashinyan said.

Strategic relations with Russia in all areas are a priority of the Armenian government, he said.

"Our relationship should be based on equality, friendship, and readiness for solving problems together. We view military cooperation with Russia as an important element of Armenia's security system," Pashinyan said.