Russia plans to maintain strategic partnership with Armenia, the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said at the meeting with his Armenian counterpart Seyran Ohanyan.
"We would like to maintain our strategic partnership further," TASS cited Shoigu as saying.
The Russian minister noted that the bilateral military and military-technical cooperation is regulated and supported by more than 50 treaties and agreements. "The tempo and intensity of our cooperation satisfy us. We cooperate in all spheres, I’d like to separately note the education sphere," the defense minister said.
He added that many Armenian military are trained in Russian military academies, and this year Armenia filed an application for the training of more than 200 officers. "We are ready to support it," Shoigu promised.
Ohanyan said that he was glad to have the opportunity to meet his Russian colleague and "compare notes" on certain issues of defense cooperation with Russia. "I think our regular bilateral meetings and joint events have become a tradition and demonstrate once again that our relations are at a very high level, and our cooperation in the defense sector is developing dynamically," the Armenian defense minister said.