On a working visit to Lithuania, Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan had a meeting with the country’s Minister of National Defense Juozas Olekas and Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius.
The Defense Ministers of Armenia and Lithuania discussed the perspectives of defense cooperation between the two countries and the programs implemented under Armenia-NATO Individual Partnership Action Plan.
The parties referred to the current stage of Armenia-EU negotiations, the opportunities provided by the Eastern Partnership Program.
The interlocutors attached importance to the need of exchange of experience. Within that framework representatives of RA Armed Forces will continue the training in military-educational institutions of Lithuania.
Seyran Ohanyan and Juozas Olekas referred to security issues around Armenia and Lithuania, including the Karabakh conflict. Minister Ohanyan briefed his Lithuanian counterpart on the situation around the conflict.
Minister Olekas, in turn, expressed concern over the unprecedented escalation of the situation in April, offering his condolences over the loss of life. He noted that “there is no military solution to the Karabakh conflict.”
Seyran Ohanyan and Linas Linkevičius discussed the perspectives of bilateral cooperation and referred to the negotiations on the Karabakh conflict settlement.
The Lithuanian Foreign Minister voiced his support to the peace talks within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmanship.
Minister Linkevičius also attached importance to the negotiations under way between Armenia and the European Union.