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Armenian defense minister calls for creating peacekeepers’ training centers

December 18, 2013, 18:14 UTC+3 YEREVAN
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YEREVAN, December 18. /ITAR-TASS/. Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan said it was necessary to create centres in Armenia for training peacekeepers.

“The training of military personnel at U.S. schools plays a big role. It is necessary to take steps towards expanding such opportunities in Armenia,” Ohanyan said at a meeting with U.S. Under-Secretary of Defense Evelyn Farkas on Wednesday.

The high-ranking officials praised the state of bilateral relations: they were aimed at ensuring international security and allowing the country to take part in joint peacekeeping operations, the Armenian Defense Ministry reported.

The United States also assisted to Armenia to carrying out reforms in the defense sphere, the ministry said.

The U.S. Under-Secretary of Defense has arrived in Armenia to take part in defense consultations, which would sum up the results of cooperation and determine prospects for further relations, the ministry said.

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