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A program of practical cooperation with Armenia for the coming 5 years will be determined in February , Defense Minister of Russia, Army General Sergey Shoygu said in Yerevan after negotiations with his Armenian counterpart Seyran Ohanyan, Tuesday.
"We discussed issues of military-technical cooperation, perspectives of further development of strategic partnership. It is not our first meeting. Last year we met twice. We discussed issues of regional and international security in details, as well as some additional decisions," Shoygu said.
He recalled that a delegation of the CSTO is currently in Armenia and is working in the same dimension and, probably, in a larger format.
"Documents to form additional elements contributing to security in the region will be signed today. The work scheduled earlier has been generally fulfilled. I'd like to say that a program of practical cooperation for at least five years will be determined in February," the Russian minister said.