Armenian defense minister meets with U.S. counterpart

Armenian defense minister meets with U.S. counterpart


United States Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan

Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan met with his American counterpart at the Pentagon on Friday as part of his working visit to the United States.

In a statement, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said the leaders discussed regional security issues and bilateral defense cooperation, including “Armenia’s efforts on defense reform and U.S. willingness to support enhanced training of the Armenian military.”

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta also expressed appreciation for Yerevan’s “strong contributions” to the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan and to the NATO-led peacekeeping force in Kosovo.