On November 22 Slovakia signed its first agreement on defence cooperation with Armenia as Slovak Defence Minister Ľubomír Galko and his Armenian counterpart Seyran Ohanyan inked the agreement on that day, the TASR newswire reported.
Galko proposed cooperation with Armenia in three spheres – training of chemists, consultancy and modernisation of equipment. Due to similar equipment in the armed forces, the ministers said that they also can imagine cooperation between armament companies.
"Our equipment has a similar heritage from the Soviet era, and it will be necessary to repair and modernise it," said Ohanyan as quoted by TASR. The Armenian minister added that what he envies is Slovakia’s peace.
"In our country they don't ask why we are increasing the Defence Ministry budget, but ask why we didn't do it," he said.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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23. Nov 2010 at 14:00