April 8, 2014 - 14:53 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted an agreement on the development of military and technical cooperation with Armenia for State Duma’s ratification, Kremlin pres service said.
State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Defense Nikolay Pankov was appointed as the official representative of the Russian leader during the discussion of the law on ratification of the agreement at Federal Council.
“The agreement stipulates for establishment of cooperation in the sectors of the development, production, operation, repair, modernization and utilization of weaponry and military equipment,” Russian media reported quoting the message posted on the government’s website.
Armenian parliament ratified the military cooperation agreement with Russia December 4, 2013. In June 2013, during the visit of the Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev to Armenia, a military and technical cooperation agreement was signed with Russia. The agreement stipulates for each side to supply military products with the same specifications as for one’s own armed forces. The agreement also enables the supplier to exert control over the presence of products and their compliance with the intended use to be described in an additional treaty.
According to another deal, Armenia and Russia will form a joint defense enterprise as well as the border guards and emergency situation experts training centers. With Russia’s assistance, Armenia’s defense industry will launch production of ammunition, armory, as well as form a repair base for land, air and air defense forces.