11 Sep 2023 21:04

Joint military drills with U.S. start in Armenia

YEREVAN. Sept 11 (Interfax) - An Armenian-U.S. military exercise, Eagle Partner 2023, began in Armenia on Monday, the press service for the country's Defense Ministry said.

Armenian General Staff Chief and First Deputy Defense Minister Lieut. Gen. Edvard Asryan attended the drills' opening ceremony, at which the anthems of Armenia and the United States were played, the press service said.

The Zar training center of the Armenian Defense Ministry's peacekeeping brigade is hosting the joint exercise, which is part of preparations for taking part in international peacekeeping missions.

"The exercise will train stabilization operations between conflicting parties while performing peacekeeping missions. The purpose of the exercise is to enhance interaction of a unit involved in international peacekeeping missions as part of peacekeeping operations, exchange best practices in control and tactical communication, and bolster the Armenian unit's readiness for assessments planned under the Operational Capabilities Concept of the NATO Partnership for Peace program," the Armenian Defense Ministry said.