MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS RECEIVED THE DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE OF THE USA
On December 18 Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian received Evelyn N. Farkas, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia.

Greeting the guest Minister Nalbandian stated with satisfaction that Armenian-US partnership in different areas including in defense and security areas, have experienced dynamic development during the recent years and there are the conditions for their expansion.

Expressing gratitude for the reception Evelyn N. Farkas stated that the United States attaches a great importance to the development of cooperation in the area of defense and her visit is dedicated to their further enhancement.

During the meeting the sides touched upon Armenia’s participation in international peacekeeping activities and stressed the importance of the contribution of Armenia in the peacekeeping missions in Afghanistan and Kosovo.

Armenia-NATO relations were also discussed.

The Foreign Minister referred to the problems of the armament control in the region, particularly the importance of the modernization of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe(CFE) for the preservation of regional peace.

The Minister emphasized that Armenia actively participates in the international initiatives of the elimination of weapons of mass destruction, non-proliferation of nuclear, biological, chemical weapons and the fight on terrorism.

Upon the request of the guest Minister Nalbandian presented the recent developments in Nagorno-Karabakh regulation process and Armenia’s approaches towards the regional issues. 

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