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Armenia and Russia to determine future defence programme

Armenia Materials 29 January 2013 13:24
In February, Armenia and Russia will determine a programme of practical cooperation looking beyond the scope of 2013 for at least five years, Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu said in Yerevan on Tuesday, News-Armenia reported.
Armenia and Russia to determine future defence programme

In February, Armenia and Russia will determine a programme of practical cooperation looking beyond the scope of 2013 for at least five years, Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu said in Yerevan on Tuesday, News-Armenia reported.

"We have discussed military and technical cooperation and further development of our strategic partnership," Shoygu said at a press conference after meeting with his Armenian counterpart, Seyran Ohanyan. He recalled that it was not the first meeting between the two ministers.

"We meet and not only exchange views, but also make decisions," Shoygu said, adding that it was the third meeting and that the first two were held at the end of last year.

According to him, issues discussed during the meetings held within the past year were resolved in January.

Shoygu also stated that issues of international and regional security were discussed in detail today."A number of further decisions were taken as well," he added.

In addition, according to the Russian Minister of Defence, the CSTO leadership is operating in Armenia these days "to the same extent, in the same manner and perhaps in a broader format."

According to him, documents on the formation of additional elements contributing to security in the region and in general, regarding the work of the CSTO, will be signed today.

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