Armenia, Georgia Sign 2016 Military Cooperation Plan

Georgian Defense Minister Tinatin Khidasheli and Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan at a press conference during the visit. (Source: Photolure)
Georgian Defense Minister Tinatin Khidasheli and Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan at a press conference during the visit. (Source: Photolure)

Georgian Defense Minister Tinatin Khidasheli and Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan at a press conference during the visit. (Source: Photolure)

YEREVAN (Public Radio of Armenia) — Georgian Defense Minister Tinatin Khidashli and Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan signed the 2016 Military Cooperation Plan during a visit by a Georgian delegation to Armenia led by the Khidasheli.

“Although Armenia and Georgia have chosen different security systems, it will not hamper the cooperation on a common bilateral agenda aimed at the reinforcement of security and stability in the region,” Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan told reporters following the meeting.

“I think we can see the best example in Afghanistan, where Armenian and Georgian peacekeepers are serving together for the sake of common peace and stability.  I’m here to speak about issues that unite us. Peace in the Caucasus is the first thing that unites us, and we cooperate in that direction,” the Georgian Defense Minister said.

Referring to issues of Armenian-Georgian cooperation in the context of Georgian-Turkish and Georgian-Azerbaijani relations, Khidasheli said “the question is about strategic partnership. Georgia has a NATO-member neighboring country in the face of Turkey, which is of great importance to us,” she said.

The Georgian Defense Minister refrained from commenting on the vote of the Georgian delegation on the two anti-Armenian reports at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, but advised to look at the issue from the perspective of security.

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  1. Art Napetian said:

    Georgia and Iran need each other for the covenience of getting the revenue of exporting the Iran’s energy to Eorope through Black Sea but both of’em need Armenia which happens only to be on the way and that is a great opening and revenue for Armenia blockaded by Turkey and Azerbaijan plus some independence for Armenia fronm Russian choking energy monopoly if Armenians know the rules of playing that game smartly that has not been historically very positive, hopefully different this time around exceptionally.

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