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Armenia thinks it is very much important to further develop the military cooperation with the USA, Armenian Defence Minister Seyran Ohanyan told journalists today after the meeting with US Secretary of the Navy, Rey Mabus.
He said that 2011 and 2012 were especially fruitful in the matter of development of bilateral relations in the sphere of defence, and
mutual high level visits are evidence of the serious potential of the parties and the desire to further develop the cooperation.
Ohanyan separated two main direction of cooperation - the peace-making operation in Afghanistan and Kosovo and the humanitarian clearing minefields, as well as the reforms in the defence sphere. He also said it is very much significant to cooperate with US Marine Corps which is also subordinated to US secretary of Navy. In this context, the minister added that for the last several years about 200 Armenian servicemen were trained in Germany and Romania together with US Navy. "We are going to further work in this direction", - Ohanyan said.
He also emphasized that they watched the possibility of cooperation in the military and industrial sphere as well, in particular, in upgrading of some types of special small arms.