YEREVAN — Armenian Minister of Defense Seyran Ohanyan received on Tuesday the visiting Minister of National Defense of Greece Dimitris Avramopoulos. The two summed up the results of the meeting at a joint press conference.
Dimitris Avramopoulos attached importance to the issue of integration of the defense systems of the two countries. He noted that despite financial difficulties, both countries have managed to maintain the best defense system – one of the best tools to impose peace on the neighbor.
“We have been successfully cooperating since 1996. My visit means we’re opening a new page not only in the field of defense but also in the field of political, cultural, economic cooperation,” Dimitris Avramopoulos said, adding that a defense agreement will be signed in the future during Armenian Defense Minister’s visit to Greece.
The minister also spoke about Armenian-Greek long-term friendly relationship. He underscored that the Armenian-Greek bilateral relations are based on mutual respect, unity and friendship.
The Armenian-Greek defense cooperation based on the friendship of the two peoples, the willingness to help each other and common approaches has a long history, Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohnayan said. He added that the two countries have similar approaches towards reinforcement of regional and international peace.
In this context Minister Ohayna reminded that the Armenian divisions made their first steps in the international peacekeeping with the support of the Greek side.