S. OHANYAN RECEIVED THE AMBASSADOR OF THE NETHERLANDS TO ARMENIA ONNO ELDERENBOSH
On July 15, 2008 RA Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan received the
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Netherlands to
Armenia Onno Elderenbosh.
At the beginning of the meeting the Minister noted that the absence
of problems between the two countries, the reciprocal sympathy and
friendship between the Armenian and Dutch peoples have created firm
bases for developing effective cooperation in a number of spheres and
that these relations are promoted by the position of the government
of the Netherlands on the Armenian Genocide.
Seyran Ohanyan stated also that Armenia has entered a qualitatively
new phase of relations with Europe and takes serious steps in the
direction of raising the cooperation with European countries in the
military and military-political fields to a proper level.
During the meeting Seyran Ohanyan noted that Armenia expresses
willingness to develop cooperation especially in the field of
peacekeeping, contributing to the operations in Afghanistan, where
the Netherlands has located a contingent which consist of 1 800.
At the end of the meeting the parties expressed hope that the
Armenian-Dutch relations and friendly ties will further reinforce,
embracing new spheres of cooperation.