Armenian Defense Minister in Washington for Official Visit

WASHINGTON–DC (Armenpress)–Armenia’s embassy in the United States said a delegation led by Armenian defense minister Serge Sarkisian arrived in Washington–DC on October 26–to meet senior officials of Congress and Senate–including Mitch McConnell and the co-chairmen of the Congressional Armenian Caucus Joseph Knollenberg and Frank Pallone.

Sarkisian and US officials have been discussing bilateral relations between their two countries–including defense and military cooperation. The Armenian ambassador to Washington–Tatoul Margarian–has been actively participating in the meetings.

On the evening of October 26–a reception was given in honor of the Armenian minister. State and Defense Department officials joined foreign diplomats on October 26 to honor the Armenian minister at the reception.

Sarkisian is scheduled to meet Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other top defense and security officials before leaving Washington on October 28.

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