ArmInfo. Armenian Defense Minister David Tonoyan met with a US delegation led by Laura K. Cooper, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia.
As ArmInfo was informed in the press service of the RA Ministry of Defense, the US Ambassador to RA Lynne Tracy also participated in the meeting. At the beginning of the meeting, Tonoyan touched on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack in the United States, noting that all efforts should be made to prevent similar incidents in the future.
The Minister presented the current state of the Armenian-American defense cooperation, stating that it includes many areas, while expressing the hope that the development of cooperation will be permanent.
In turn, Cooper stated that she was glad to be in Armenia and to study those areas that would maximize bilateral cooperation on peace and security.
At the same time, she assured that Armenia is an important partner for the United States, and the states highly appreciate the interaction within the framework of the NATO peacekeeping mission "Partnership for Peace" and the "Decisive Assistance" mission in Afghanistan. At the same time, Cooper announced the readiness of the American side to continue joint work on a variety of issues of mutual interest, including guaranteeing regional and global security.
The interlocutors discussed a wide range of issues of mutual interest.