(PanARMENIAN.Net) - Georgia is of strategic importance for Armenia, since gas pipeline stretches through its territory and trade is carried on through it as well. However Georgia cannot say the same about Armenia, RA Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian told Yerkir Media TV Channel.
When commenting on Georgia's joining NATO Vartan Oskanian said that Armenia cannot dictate security goals to anyone and Georgia's decision to join NATO is the business of this state. At the same time the Minister remarked that Armenia should know Georgia's position after joining the Alliance, reports Trend.
He also said no considerable changes should be expected in the region since such will conflict with Georgia's own interests. Presently absence of dividing forces in the region ensures stability that depends on the Armenian-Georgian relations as well, he remarked adding that availability of dividing lines will not be beneficial both for states of the region and Europe.
Meanwhile Vartan Oskanian reminded that security issues for Armenia are based on complementary policy which implies parallel deepening of relations both with SCTO and NATO and Georgia's joining the Alliance may contribute to the development of the Armenia-NATO relations. Taking into consideration the terms of Georgia's accession Armenia has time to assess the situation, reports IA Regnum.