30 Jun 04 YEREVAN Armenia has suggested hosting NATO's Cooperative Associate-2005 military exercises within the framework of the Partnership for Peace programme. Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan said this speaking at NATO's Istanbul summit on 29 June. The Armenian foreign minister confirmed that Armenia was ready to foster relations with NATO within the framework of the Individual Partnership Action Plan. Vardan Oskanyan said that "today we can assuredly say that Armenia is actively cooperating with NATO in all the spheres which the allies have acknowledged as the priorities of the partnership". The Armenian foreign minister stressed that "thanks to the positive experience acquired by Armenian servicemen as a result of the participation in peacekeeping operations under the aegis of NATO, today we are discussing the possibility of boosting our participation in international peacekeeping operations". Vardan Oskanyan recalled that Cooperative Best Effort exercises were successfully held on the territory of Armenia in 2003. "Thanks to our cooperation, Turkish servicemen could also participate in these exercises. Who could think 10 years ago that Turkish servicemen would take part in NATO exercises on Armenian land and the Turkish flag would be waving in Armenia?" the Armenian foreign minister said.