Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian Receives Chinese Military Delegation


ULY 21

Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian received today a Chinese
military delegation, led by Major-General Den Zingoun.

A spokesman for the Armenian Defense Ministry, Seyran Shahsuvarian,
told Armenpress that the sides discussed a set of questions relating
to bilateral military-technical cooperation with a focus on deepening

Until now 27 Armenian army officers graduated from Chinese military
academies and 9 more will continue their education there this and
next year.

Today Minister Ohanian received also British ambassador to Armenia
Charles Lonsdale and told him that Armenia is eager to continue
military and technical cooperation with Great Britain, especially in
the area of peacekeeping mission.

The Armenian minister reaffirmed that Armenia can send a non-combat
platoon to Afghanistan where Great Britain has over 8,000 troops.

The minister praised also Great Britain for its active involvement
in preparation of military games to be held under the aegis of the
NATO Partnership for Peace program in Armenia in autumn.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS