Moscow hails strategic military ties with Armenia

Russian-Armenian collaboration in the defense industry has reached a new, “strategic” level, a top Russian national security official said Tuesday, RIA Novosti reports.

Russia and Armenia have the “highest possible level of ties – strategic relations,” Russian Security Council head Nikolai Patrushev said after signing five new bilateral agreements during an official visit to Armenia.

The new agreements should help put in place a solid legal and regulatory basis for bilateral relations and make such ties more effective, the official added.

The new documents include a treaty on the development of collaboration in the defense technology sector between the Armenian Defense Ministry and Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, as well as an agreement on collaboration and exchange of information for border protection.

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