Thursday, August 22 2019 17:18
Marianna Mkrtchyan

NATO Advisory Group pays regular visit to Armenia

NATO Advisory Group pays regular visit to Armenia

ArmInfo.From August 19 to 22, a NATO advisory group on the development of defense education and discipline in the RA Ministry of Defense was in Armenia on a regular  visit.

As the press service of the RA Ministry of Defense reported to  ArmInfo, the purpose of the visit is to participate in the launch of  the "Good Governance and Discipline" pilot program in the military  educational institutions of the Republic of Armenia and to conduct  discussions.

On August 19, the Head of the Human Rights and Benevolence Center of  the RA Ministry of Defense, Colonel Alexander Avetisyan received the  delegation of the National Guard of Kansas State, USA.The parties  discussed issues related to the current state of the implementation  of the self-assessment process of the NATO Discipline Strengthening  Program and forthcoming events within the framework of it.  NATO  representatives noted with satisfaction the presence of positive  dynamics in the process of self- assessment, and expressed their  readiness to expand cooperation in this direction.

On August 20-21, the group visited the military educational  institutions, where in the first half of 2019 for the first-year  cadets the "Good governance and discipline" pilot program was  launched.  The results of the group's visit were summed up during a  meeting with representatives of the relevant units of the RA Ministry  of Defense. The parties agreed on further programs and areas of  cooperation between the NATO Advisory Group and the military  educational institutions of the Ministry of Defense of Armenia.

The Armenian police also expressed interest in introducing the  subject "Good governance and discipline" in their institutions and in  interacting with NATO in this matter.  In this regard, the RA Defense  Ministry also organized a meeting of the NATO group in the  educational institutions of the police. 

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