Command staff exercise of Armenia army begins

ITAR-TASS News Agency
March 23, 2004 Tuesday 7:25 AM Eastern Time

Command staff exercise of Armenia army begins

By Tigran Liloyan

YEREVAN, March 23

The command staff exercise of the Armenian Armed Forces began on the
whole territory of this Caucasian country on Tuesday.

The war games will last till Saturday, spokesman for the Defence
Minister Seiran Shakhsuvaryan told Itar-Tass. They are held as part
of the army combat training programme for 2004. Technical, rear and
medical units are involved in the drill. Armed Forces Chief of staff
and First Deputy Defence Minister Colonel-General Mikhail Arutyunyan
is in the head of the exercise.

The call-up of mobilization resources is held under the plan of the
drill in order to reinforce troops on Tuesday. This is one of issues
worked out at the first stage of the drill, the spokesman emphasized.