Armenian Defense Minister to meet with Pentagon head

Armenian Defense Minister to meet with Pentagon head

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan left for U.S. on a working visit.

According to the ministry’s press service, the minister will meet with Kansas governor Sam Brownback, Senator Stephen Morris, speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives Mike O'Neal, as well as Adjutant General of Kansas Lee Tafanelli.

In Washington, Ohanyan will hold meetings with head of Pentagon Leon Panetta, CIA director David Petraeus, U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Joseph McMillan, assistant secretaries of state Philip Gordon and Andrew J. Shapiro, to discuss issues related to bilateral Armenian-U.S. cooperation in defense sphere, as well as regional security issues.

During the visit, meetings will also be organized with Angela Kane, UN Secretary General High Representative for Disarmament and Dmitry Titov, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for the Rule of Law and Security Institutions in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations.

 Top stories
The event was aimed at identifying how the Standing Committee on European Integration could improve its functioning.
“The EU-Armenian consultations are underway to find ways for implementation of the agreements reached at the Vilnius summit,” Traian Hristea said.
U.S. Co-Chair James Warlick commented on ‘six elements’ for the resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
Abrahamyan has three weeks to form his cabinet and seek a vote of confidence from the National Assembly controlled by the RPA.
Partner news