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Armenia and France Sign Historic Agreement Enhancing Their Military Defense and Security Ties


Armenia and France Sign Historic Agreement Enhancing Their Military Defense and Security Ties

In a significant step towards enhancing their defense ties, Armenian Defense Minister Suren Papikyan and his French counterpart Sébastien Lecornu signed crucial documents today on bilateral cooperation during the former's working visit to France. The meeting, held at the French Ministry for the Armed Forces, marked a pivotal moment in the strengthening of defense relations between the two nations, as reported by the Ministry of Defense of Armenia.


Discussions during the meeting revolved around various aspects of Armenian-French cooperation in the defense sector and regional security. The progress made in implementing agreements reached during discussions in Paris in September 2022 and earlier in June of the current year was reviewed. Both parties explored new avenues for collaboration, including the acquisition of defense systems, military education, training programs, exchange of experiences, and other mutual interests.

Armenia and France Sign Historic Agreement Enhancing Their Military Defense and Security Ties

A joint statement issued after the meeting emphasized the high regard both nations have for their current level of cooperation. Both ministers expressed their willingness to exert fresh efforts to further develop and expand their partnership.


Following the official meeting, a press conference was convened, where Minister of Defense of Armenia, Suren Papikyan, expressed gratitude to the French government for their comprehensive support in fostering cooperation within the defense sector.


The signing of documents on bilateral cooperation, which took place at the Ministry of the French Armed Forces, marks a significant milestone in the longstanding friendship between Armenia and France. This collaborative effort signifies a shared commitment to regional stability, mutual growth, and a safer future for both nations.


The strengthened ties between Armenia and France in the defense sector not only reflect the deep-rooted historical connections between the two countries but also pave the way for future collaborations that are expected to have far-reaching implications for both nations and the broader region. As both nations move forward, the signed agreements are anticipated to serve as a foundation for enduring cooperation and strategic partnership in the defense and security domains.



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