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President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan visited a near border military unit of the Armenian Armed Forces and attended ceremony of putting into service apartments for the officer staff, Monday, the presidential press-service reports. Later on the same day the president left for the Nagorno Karabakh Republic on a working visit.
Serzh Sargsyan and his NKR counterpart Bako Sahakyan accompanied by Defense Minister of Armenia Seyran Ohanyan and high-ranking officers visited the defense positions and got first half view of the combat efficiency of the armed forces and military building.
The two leaders attended the NKR Defense Army exercises and monitored the defense area. The two presidents also attended the opening ceremony of St. Gevorg Church in one of the military units. Afterwards, discussion with participation of the top officer staff was held.
On the same day the Serzh Sargsyan and Bako Sahakyan visited coalmines in the village of Maghavouz. Coal is already exported to Armenia for electric power generation at Yerevan TPP CJSC. This important investment program will boost economic development and upgrade the energy security of Armenia. The two presidents got first hand view of the construction of a coal-processing combine in the area of the Magavuz coalmines.