Chinese Military Delegation Arrives in Armenia

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenian Prime Minister Andranik Margarian met on Thursday with a visiting Chinese military delegation led by Commander of the Sinjan region–Major General Tsju Janhan.

Margarian–welcoming the delegation’s visit to Armenia–said the visit is a prime example of the close cooperation and friendship enjoyed by China and Armenia. The prime minister said there are many possibilities for expanding cooperation between the two countries in the economic–scientific–cultural and military spheres.

The Armenian premier thanked the Chinese people and authorities for their support and cooperation with Armenia in different international structures. Margarian attached great importance to the Armenian defense minister’s visit to China in the fall.

Major General Tsju Janhan greeted Margarian on behalf of the Chinese prime minister and stated China is ready to continue cooperation and partnership with Armenia on the basis of mutual respect. He presented Margarian the results of the Chinese delegation’s meetings and visits in Armenia–adding that a number of issues concerning cooperation in the military engineering sphere were discussed during a meeting with the Armenian Defense Minister.

Armenian Defense Minister Serge Sargissian had met with the Chinese military delegation on Wednesday. China’s Ambassador to Armenia Ju Jaoshun was also present at the meeting.

According to the Armenian defense ministry–the two sides briefed one another on the structures of their respective armed forces–and touched upon reforms and modernization processes being carried out.

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