Armenia stays a close ally of Russia and hopes to develop its relations with both Russia and Western countries , Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said.
He expressed readiness to continue cooperation with NATO, and specific cooperation programs will be determined in the course of developing the relationship.
The PM recalled that Armenia participates in two NATO missions - in Kosovo and Afghanistan. "We will continue to participate in these programs. Follow-up programs, if there will be any, we will discuss them separately. I say if, because it’s not a fact that NATO is interested in expanding cooperation. We are ready to discuss any cooperation projects and issues in the context of Armenia's national interests," he noted.
"We will stay a close ally of Russia and we hope to develop our relations with Russia - but with NATO and Western countries and European Union and United States as well. So we aren’t going to make a U-turn in our foreign policy," Pashinyan stressed.