9 Nov 2023 15:36

Yerevan to continue military cooperation with U.S. - Armenian General Staff chief

YEREVAN. Nov 9 (Interfax) - Cooperation between Armenia and the United States, including on military issues, is continuing as planned, Armenian General Staff Chief Edvard Asryan said.

"Armenian-U.S. cooperation is continuing according to plan, on a sound basis," Asryan told reporters on Thursday.

It includes "both cooperation as part of training, and military and military-technical cooperation," he said.

It was reported later that Asryan and Italian Chief of the Defense Staff Admiral Giuseppe Cavo Dragone discussed military cooperation at a meeting in Yerevan.

"The parties discussed issues concerning bilateral cooperation and outlined avenues for cooperation between the Armed Forces of Italy and Armenia for 2024," the press service for the Armenian Defense Ministry said.

Dragone also met with Armenian Defense Minister Suren Papikyan to discuss the two countries' defense ties and regional security.