Marat Terterov: Armenia’s long term security will be better served by strengthening economic security, rather than defining national security on the basis of the Tsarist Russian catch-cry “armiya i flot”
On September 18 Armenia will host an extraordinary guest session of the Coordination Council of Heads of Parliamentary Commissions for Defense and Security of the CSTO Member States.
The Armenian parliamentary press service told ArmInfo that the same day the participants will meet Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan, visit the Military Academy named after Vazgen Sargsyan, the Yerevan Office of the CSTO Institute, as well as the Armenian Genocide Memorial. On September 19 the Heads of the Parliamentary Commissions will attend the CSTO joint military exercisers "Interaction 2012" as observers.
To note, the exercises of the CSTO Collective Rapid Response Forces "Interaction 2012", which started in Armenia on September 15, are being held at the Marshall Baghramyan shooting range. Maj.-Gen. Kamo Kochunts commands the united forces of the CSTO Collective Rapid Response Forces. Nearly 2,000 people from Armenia and other CSTO member states participate in the exercises. Representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross also take part in the exercises.