A Chinese army delegation led by Rear Admiral Guan Youfei, Director of the International Military Cooperation Office of the Central Military Commission of China, was in Armenia from Tuesday to Friday, on a working visit.
Armenia, China MODs sign 2017 cooperation program
STEPANAKERT, APRIL 14, ARTSAKHPRESS: The delegation had meetings with Lt. General Movses Hakobyan, Chief of the General Staff of Armenia’s Armed Forces, Davit Pakhchanyan, deputy defense minister and chairman of the state committee of military-industry and Levon Ayvazyan, head of the defense policy department of the defense ministry.
The meetings focused on the current process and development prospects of the Armenian-Chinese defense cooperation, international and regional security issues and other issues of bilateral interest.
Agreements were reached on enhancing cooperation in the defense sector and realizing several mutually beneficial projects.
At the end of the visit, defense minister of Armenia Vigen Sargsyan held a meeting with the Chinese delegation, accompanied by Ambassador of China to Armenia H.E. Tian Erlong.
The results of the talks and the agreements were discussed and summarized at the meeting.
The Armenian defense minister highly praised the high level political relations between the two countries and stressed the necessity of enhancing partnership and involving new sectors.
Subsequently, head of the Armenian MOD Department of Defense Policy, Levon Ayvazyan, and Rear Admiral Guan signed the 2017 cooperation program between the defense ministries of Armenia and China.