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Armenian Parliament Debates Ratification of Military-Technical Cooperation Deal with Czech Republic


Armenian Parliament Debates Ratification of Military-Technical Cooperation Deal with Czech Republic
Deputy Defense Minister Arman Sargsyan

Armenia's Parliament convened a plenary session on September 11 to discuss the ratification of the bilateral agreement on military-technical cooperation between Armenia and the Czech Republic, signed in April 2019. The agreement, which has been presented to the Armenian Parliament for ratification, carries significant implications for the two nations' defense industries and security infrastructure.


Deputy Defense Minister Arman Sargsyan took the floor during the session to provide an overview of the agreement's key provisions and its potential impact. The agreement, Sargsyan noted, outlines several crucial aspects of military-technical cooperation, including the joint production of military-grade equipment, mutual supervision of imports and exports, licensing and quality control mechanisms, specialized training programs for personnel, and support for defense contractors, among other areas.


"In order to implement the provisions of the agreement effectively, the defense ministries of Armenia and the Czech Republic have been designated as the authorized bodies of the respective parties," stated Deputy Defense Minister Sargsyan during his address.


It is essential to emphasize that the draft of the agreement underwent extensive consultations and discussions with various state bodies, ensuring that it aligns with the interests and needs of both nations. Furthermore, the Constitutional Court of Armenia reviewed the agreement and affirmed that it fully complies with the constitutional framework of the country.


The proposed agreement signifies a deepening of defense ties between Armenia and the Czech Republic and underscores their mutual commitment to strengthening security cooperation. By entering into this agreement, both nations seek to capitalize on their respective strengths in the defense sector, fostering collaboration that will benefit their defense industries and, ultimately, enhance their national security.


While no specific timeline for the ratification process has been provided, the discussion in the Armenian Parliament is a crucial step toward formalizing this significant military-technical cooperation agreement between Armenia and the Czech Republic. Once ratified, this pact is poised to have a substantial impact on both nations' defense capabilities, further solidifying their partnership in the realm of security and defense.



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