Armenia did not refuse to deploy a mission of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) on the border with Azerbaijan, Vagharshak Harutyunyan told TASS Armenia in Russia.
"You know that in inter-state relations there may be some issues that are discussed and solved. As for CSTO observers, no one refused CSTO observers. The document to be signed in Yerevan following the visit to the region by CSTO Secretary General and CSTO Chief of Staff was not signed because the Armenian side wanted to finalize it," the Ambassador said, adding that the document is being finalized.
Harutyunyan refuted statements and allegations that Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's government is preparing the country's withdrawal from the CSTO.
"Such approaches or opinions do not correspond to reality in the sense that the relations between the states are determined by the treaties signed, and the treaties that were signed back in the nineties continue to build up now... Our Prime Minister said that leaving the CSTO is out of the question, that's why it's not true, on the contrary, our relations are deepening and in this unstable period our relations are and will be deepening," said the Armenian Minister of Diaspora in Moscow.
He underlined that Armenia is a member of EAEC, CSTO, CIS and "all other regional organizations where Russia is present.
"Therefore, all this can be perceived as statements of people who don't understand our relations," he added.