New impetus to the development of Armenian-Russian strategic partnership

Alisa Gevorgyan

Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohnayan hosted his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoygu at the Administrative Complex of the Ministry of Defense. After the consultations between the leadership of the Armed Forces of the two countries, the Defense Ministers came forth with a joint press conference.

Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan said his Russian counterpart’s visit to Armenia was planned, but it was more pleasant that the visit coincided with the celebration  of the 21st anniversary of formation of RA Armed Forces.

“This is symbolic and goes in line with the spirit of the Armenian-Russian strategic partnership. We discussed a broad range of regional and global issues, summed up our approaches on a number of urgent issues,” Minister Ohanyan said.

“The current visit gives new impetus to the further development of allied relations between Armenia and Russia contributes to the establishment of good-neighborly and friendly relations in the region, reinforcement of stability and security,” Seyran Ohanyan added.

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu availed himself of the opportunity to extend his congratulations on the Armenian Army Day. He reminded that this was the third meeting with his Armenian counterpart.

“The two previous meetings were held last year. All agreements reached during those meetings have been implemented. Today we discussed issues of regional and international stability. A number of additional decisions were adopted,” the Russian Defense Minister said.

Sergey Shoygu reminded that the CSTO leadership is also visiting Armenia to discuss documents, which will contribute to the reinforcement of regional security. The Minister informed that the cooperation plan for the coming five years will be determined in February.

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