Armenian Defense Minister Visits US

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenia’s Defense Minister Serj Sarkisian returned home Wednesday from a two-day visit to the US. Sarkisian arrived in the US upon the invitation of his US Defense Secretary William Cohen.

"I am satisfied with my meetings with William Cohen and other senior military officials," Sarkisian told reporters upon his arrival at Zvartnots airport.

He said that Armenia will receive $300,000 worth of US equipment and training for improved border control as part of an agreement on limiting the spread of weapons of mass destruction.

The equipment will include nuclear and contraband detection kits to help Armenian authorities stop unauthorized movement of nuclear–chemical and biological weapons and components.

Sarkisian said that issues related to Karabakh conflict regulation were also discussed in Washington.


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