The official visit of the Minister of National Defence of the Hellenic Republi has concluded

The official visit of the Minister of National Defence of the Hellenic Republic, Nikolaos Dendias, who arrived in the Republic of Armenia, has concluded.

04/03/2024

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The Minister of National Defence of the Hellenic Republic, Nikolaos Dendias, visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial

On March 4, the Minister of National Defence of the Hellenic Republic, Nikolaos Dendias, visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial and paid tribute to the memory of the victims. The Minister laid a wreath at the memorial and flowers at the Eternal Flame in memory of the innocent martyrs of the Armenian Genocide.

04/03/2024

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Suren Papikyan and Nikolaos Dendias issued a joint statement to the press

The Minister of Defence of the Republic of Armenia, Suren Papikyan, and the Minister of National Defence of the Hellenic Republic, Nikolaos Dendias, issued a joint statement to the press at the Ministry of Defence. Following the statement, Minister Nikolaos Dendias planted a personalized spruce tree on the premises of the administrative complex of the Ministry of Defence.

04/03/2024

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Suren Papikyan held a private discussion with the Minister of National Defence of the Hellenic Republic Nikolaos Dendias

On March 4, on the sidelines of his official visit to the Republic of Armenia, the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Armenia, Suren Papikyan, held a private discussion with the Minister of National Defence of the Hellenic Republic, Nikolaos Dendias, followed by a meeting with the participation of extended delegations. The meeting included discussions on the current state of cooperation between Armenia and Greece in the defence sector, progress made on agreements reached during the December 2023 negotiations in Athens, and the identification of new areas for cooperation. An agreement was reached to enhance military-technical cooperation following the ratification of the agreement on military-technical cooperation between the governments of the two countries. During the meeting, the parties exchanged views on regional security issues.

04/03/2024

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A formal welcoming ceremony for Minister Dendias was held at the Ministry of Defence

On March 4th, the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Armenia, Suren Papikyan, welcomed the Minister of National Defence of the Hellenic Republic, Nikolaos Dendias, who arrived in Armenia for an official visit. A formal welcoming ceremony for Minister Dendias was held at the Ministry of Defence, featuring the guard of honour and the military band. The national anthems of Armenia and Greece were played during the ceremony.

04/03/2024

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A delegation led by the Minister of National Defence of the Hellenic Republic arrived in the Republic of Armenia

At the invitation of the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Armenia, Suren Papikyan, a delegation led by the Minister of National Defence of the Hellenic Republic, Nikolaos Dendias, arrived in the Republic of Armenia on March 4 for an official visit.

04/03/2024

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A delegation led by the Minister of National Defence of the Hellenic Republic will arrive in the Republic of Armenia

On March 4th, a delegation led by the Minister of National Defence of the Hellenic Republic, Nikolaos Dendias, will arrive in the Republic of Armenia for an official visit.

04/03/2024

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Suren Papikyan engaged in a telephone conversation with the Deputy Prime Minister-Minister of Defence of Georgia, Irakli Chikovani

Today, the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Armenia, Suren Papikyan, engaged in a telephone conversation with the Deputy Prime Minister-Minister of Defence of Georgia, Irakli Chikovani. During the discussion, Minister Papikyan extended his congratulations to Minister Chikovani on his recent appointment to the position of Minister of Defence of Georgia. Interlocutors deliberated on the current agenda of bilateral cooperation in the defence sector and forthcoming initiatives, exchanging perspectives on security issues. Both Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to further advancing the bilateral relations between Armenia and Georgia.

26/02/2024

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Units of the Azerbaijani armed forces fired towards Verin Shorzha

The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Armenia refutes the statement by the Ministry of Defence of Azerbaijan, which claimed that on February 24th, around 12:45 p.m., Armenian Armed Forces units had allegedly fired toward Azerbaijani positions in the eastern part of the border. This claim does not align with reality. Simultaneously, the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Armenia informs that on February 24th, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Azerbaijani armed forces units discharged fire against Armenian combat positions near Verin Shorzha in the Gegharkunik region. The fire was directed towards the Armenian positions from the Azerbaijani position located at the following coordinates: 40 °05'31.68" N, 45 °52'51.44" E.

24/02/2024

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Suren Papikyan and Sébastien Lecornu visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial

On February 23, the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Armenia Suren Papikyan, and the Minister for the Armed Forces of the French Republic, Sébastien Lecornu visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial and paid tribute to the memory of the victims. The Ministers laid a wreath at the memorial and flowers at the Eternal Flame in memory of the innocent martyrs of the Armenian Genocide.

23/02/2024

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The Minister of Defence and the Minister for the Armed Forces of the French Republic signed several agreements

In the administrative complex of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Armenia, the Minister of Defence, Suren Papikyan, and the Minister for the Armed Forces of the French Republic, Sébastien Lecornu, signed several agreements. Following the signing, the Ministers issued a joint statement for the press. Subsequently, Suren Papikyan and Sébastien Lecornu answered questions from Armenian and French media representatives. Afterwards, the Minister for the Armed Forces of the French Republic, Sébastien Lecornu planted a personalized spruce tree on the premises of the administrative complex of the Ministry of Defence.

23/02/2024

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Suren Papikyan and the Sébastien Lecornu held a meeting

On February 23, in the framework of an official visit to the Republic of Armenia, the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Armenia, Suren Papikyan, and the Minister for the Armed Forces of the French Republic, Sébastien Lecornu, held a private meeting at the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Armenia, followed by a meeting with participation of extended delegations During the meeting, the parties reviewed the achievements reached in the direction of defence cooperation and expressed satisfaction with the current status and results. The Ministers also outlined several new areas for cooperation. They emphasized the significance of Armenian-French military-technical cooperation within the context of the reforms of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia and the efforts to turn it into long-term institutional basis one. Special attention was paid to issues military education, combat training, various training programs, advisory and expert support. The meeting also covered the current status of military-technical cooperation and future actions to ensure its continuity. Additionally, Suren Papikyan and Sébastien Lecornu exchanged views on regional security issues. The Ministers highlighted that Armenian-French defence cooperation and joint endeavors are solely aimed at establishing long-term peace and stability in the South Caucasus region, as well as the development of the defencive capabilities of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia in order to strengthen the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of the Republic of Armenia.

23/02/2024

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