Friday, May 22, 2009

Armenian Foreign and Defence Ministers visit NATO

May 20, 2009

Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandyan and Minister of Defence Seyran Ohanyan of Armenia met with the NATO Secretary General on 20 May for an exchange of views on the implementation of the Individual Partnership Action Plan (IPAP).

Minister Nalbandyan and Minister Ohanyan also had a meeting with the North Atlantic Council. During the discussion, NATO Allies commended Armenia for the progress in defence reform achieved so far and for the growing practical cooperation with the Alliance.

Allies encouraged Armenia to pursue its reform efforts and reiterated NATO’s commitment to continue supporting Armenia within the IPAP. They also welcomed Armenia’s contribution to KFOR, and looked forward to Armenian participation in the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan.

Finally, the Ministers briefed the Secretary General and the NATO Ambassadors on regional security issues.

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