Russian military base in Armenia positive example of military cooperation, Yerevan says

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August 3, 2018 Friday 10:01 AM MSK


Russian military base in Armenia positive example of military
cooperation, Yerevan says

YEREVAN. Aug 3

Armenia will continue active efforts to develop the Collective
Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the country's Foreign Minister
Zohrab Mnatsakyan said.

At a meeting with Russian Deputy Defense Minister Col. Gen. Alexander
Fomin, Mnatsakyan "particularly stressed that Armenia attaches great
importance to further strengthening the CSTO and is committed to
continue its active involvement to that end," the Foreign Ministry
said in a statement.

Armenia highly rates its military and military-technical cooperation
with Russia, both bilaterally and in multilateral formats, the
minister said. The parties discussed prospects of a deeper military
cooperation.

"Mnatsakyan and Fomin spoke of the effective experience of
Armenian-Russian military and military-technical cooperation and the
high level of compatibility between their armed forces. The Armenian
foreign minister noted that the 102nd Russian military base in Gyumri
is a positive and important example of such cooperation," the ministry
said.

The pair also discussed regional and international security and the
situation in Syria.

Armenia is sensitive to events in that region, which directly concern
Syria's ethnic Armenians and have bearing on the issue of preserving
the Armenian historical and cultural legal in that country, Mnatsakyan
said.

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