Armenia Defense Minister receives ICRC representatives

Minister of Defense of Armenia Davit Tonoyan received today representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross led by Head of the ICRC Delegation to Armenia Claire Meytraud, reported the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Armenia.

Armenia Defense Minister receives ICRC representatives

Armenia Defense Minister receives ICRC representatives

STEPANAKERT, AUGUST 7,  ARTSAKHPRESS: During the meeting, the parties discussed the current issues on cooperation between the Ministry of Defense of Armenia and the ICRC Delegation to Armenia, the actions on the agenda, as well as the potential and future actions to raise the level of effectiveness of the partnership.

They also discussed the recent growth of tension at the Nakhijevan section of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.
Expressing concern regarding the threats to the lives and health of civilians and property, Claire Meytraud expressed readiness to conduct a pilot program together with Armenian authorities in one of the more vulnerable communities aimed at risk reduction, which implies the construction of protective walls at local schools, kindergartens and areas which are frequently shelled and implementation of awareness raising campaigns among the population.

The sides also discussed issues related to discovering the fates of those missing as result of the NK conflict, as well as coordination of work between the ICRC and the Armenian Commission on Captives, POWs and MIAs.