YEREVAN, January 29. /ARKA/. In February Armenia and Russia are to establish a practical cooperation program for the near future, for five years at minimum, Russian minister of defence Sergey Shoygu said in Yerevan Tuesday, as quoted by Novosti-Armenia Agency.
“We have discussed issues of military and defence technology cooperation and further development of our strategic partnership”, Shoygu told a press conference after his meeting with the Armenian counterpart Ohanyan. Shoygu reminded that it is not the first meeting of the two ministers: the first two ones were held in late 2012.
“We keep meeting each other, and we do not only exchange views, but make decisions as well”, the Russian minister said. The issues discussed in the first two meetings at the end of 2012 were solved already in January this year, he said.
Shoygu informed that some international and regional security issues were discussed and a number of additional decisions were made during this meeting.
The Russian minister pointed out that the leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) are now in Armenia to sign documents related to some additional elements for ensuring stability in the region and to CSTO’s activities in general.
Shoygu congratulated the Armenian people on the 21st anniversary of the Armenian Army celebrated yesterday. -0-