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An Agreement Signed on Armenian-Lithuanian Military Cooperation
On June 24, the delegation headed by the Minister of National Defense of Lithuania Rasa Juknevičienė arrived in Armenia on a two-day official visit.
After the welcoming ceremony held for the delegation, they were met by Seyran Ohanyan and the senior staff of the Defense Ministry and General staff of the ARM Armed Forces. The delegations discussed issues of mutual interest in the defense sector as well as issues regarding the development of the bilateral cooperation. During the discussions on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Lithuanian side mentioned that they are for the peaceful resolution of the conflict. 
The Defense Ministers of Armenia and Lithuania signed an agreement on military cooperation between the Defense Ministry of Armenia and the National Defense of Lithuania. Some provisions of the previous agreement, signed back in 2002, which has been a legal base for the military cooperation between the two countries, has become irrelevant since Lithuania joined NATO and EU. There is also a need to make some provisions correspond to the existing requirements of the current relations between the two countries.  The agreement implies cooperation in fields like Civil Control of the armed forces, Defense Policy and Strategy, Defense Planning and Budgeting, Support to the International Peace, Humanitarian Operations, Logistics etc. During the official visit, the Minister of National Defense of Lithuania also visited Military Institute after V. Sargsyan and was introduced to its educational programs, and was present to the defilee of the Special Forces. 
In the scope of the visit, the Minister will be hosted by the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian and the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II.
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On April 9, a regular session of the Coordinating Committee for the issues of air defence of the Council of Defense Ministers of CIS member states was held at the administrative complex of the ARM MoD.

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On April 9 Acting Minister of Defense Seyran Ohanyan received the Chief of Staff - First Deputy Commander of the Aerospace Defense of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Lieutenant General Paul Kurachenko, Secretary of the Council of Ministers of Defense (CMD) of the CIS member states Alexander Sinayski and the Chief of the Joint Staff of the CSTO Lieutenant General Alexander Studenikin who arrived in Armenia to participate in the 40th meeting of the Coordinating Committee on the CIS Air Defense.

Admission of civilians to the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Armenia
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Press release
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Press release
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The ARM Defence Minister`s meeting with the female servicemen and mothers
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On March 29, First Deputy Minister of Defence Davit Tonoyan and Deputy Minister Ara Nazaryan held a consultation on the issues related to the organizational and final agreement of demining activities in 16 confirmed mine-exposed areas in 4 communities of the Syunik province, aimed on the implementation of the technical task presented by the "Humanitarian Demining and Expertise Center" SNCO, with donor assistance provided by the U.S. Department of State, to be implemented by the "HALO Trust" international organization and the peacekeeping engineering-sappers battalion of the ARM MoD.

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