The sitting of interdepartmental commission on preparation of Armenia – NATO Individual Partnership Action Program (IPAP) was conducted in Yerevan on October 3. In the course of the sitting the participants discussed the NATO proposals put forward after examination of IPAP program represented by Armenia. RA government hopes to finish the work till the end of the year.
Head of RA MFA Department for control over arms and international security Arman Hakobyan stated the Armenian document had been highly assessed in Brussels. He added NATO International Secretariat had recognized the document as the most successful among all the representation documents presented so far, Panarmenan.net reports.
To remind, on June 10 Secretary of the Security Council, RA Defense Minister Serge Sargsyan passed IPAP Representation Document and RA President Robert Kocharyan’s letter to NATO Secretary General Yaap de Hoop Scheffer. On June 16 RA FM Vardan Oskanyan officially presented the Representation Document to the NATO Council and answered the NATO ambassadors’ questions in the presence of NATO Secretary General. According to Vardan Oskanyan, “Armenia has stated it intends to hold regular consultations with NATO on the issues referring to foreign policy and security, as well as reformation and actualization of Armenian defensive structure under the auspices of NATO”.