Sarkissian Participates in Euro Atlantic Collaboration Council

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenian Defense Minister Serge Sarkissian participated in a regular session of defense ministers of Euro-Atlantic Collaboration Council which took place on Tuesday in Brussels. The ministers discussed the issues of the cooperation in the fight against international terrorism and the implementation of the "Partnership For Peace" program.

In his speech–Sarkissian stated that Armenia was among the first countries to condemn the tragic events of September 11 and offer its support in the fight against terrorism.

"During his visit–the US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld acknowledged the great help that Armenia provided when the US asked for information about the terrorists. This proves the importance of every countries’ cooperation in the struggle against terrorism," said Sarkissian.

The Azeri defense minister also touched upon the process of fight against terrorism in his speech.

Sarkissian had working conversations with his Russian counterpart–the US Defense Secretary–a NATO official–and Romania’s defense minister. The Armenian delegation returned to Armenia on Thursday.


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