KAZAKH MILITARY TO ATTEND NATO DRILLS IN ARMENIA
The Times of Central Asia
July 11, 2008 Friday
Turkey, Azerbaijan and Russia will not participate in the Cooperative
Longbow/Lancer NATO exercises that take place in Armenia this fall.
The deputy head of the general staff of the Armenian armed forces,
Arshaluys Paytyan, made this announcement at a final session of the
NATO exercise planning conference.
According to him, drill participants from the former USSR include
Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Moldova.
"22 countries take part in the exercises, including 7 NATO member
countries, among them U.S., UK, Canada, Poland and Lithuania, as
well 13 NATO partner countries. Representatives of the United Arab
Emirates will arrive in Yerevan to represent Istanbul Cooperation,"
According to the press service of the Armenian Defense Ministry,
NATO CP exercises are scheduled for September 26 ? October 7 and
include 429 officers and a total of 748 servicemen.