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Diplomat: In cooperation with the United States, Armenia will be able  to restore its vestibular capacity in the surrounding region

Diplomat: In cooperation with the United States, Armenia will be able  to restore its vestibular capacity in the surrounding region

ArmInfo.In negotiations and in the process of developing relations with the United States, Armenia needs to focus on interaction, cooperation in the space sector in addition to the sector of civil nuclear energy. Lawyer, former Deputy  Ambassador of Armenia to the United States Armen Kharazyan, expressed  a similar opinion to ArmInfo.

"I had the opportunity to advise the representatives of our  authorities to seriously think about the establishment of joint space  objects with the United States. First of all, on the establishment of  a space communications satellite and the so-called observation  satellite or reconnaissance satellite. So that these satellites, in  the final analysis, should be launched into orbit by American  carriers or carriers of the European Space Agency," he stressed.

According to Kharazyan, in this case, the presence of such satellites  at the disposal of Azerbaijan should be of secondary importance for  Armenia. The main thing is Armenia's familiarization with modern  technological capabilities, which, in the diplomat's opinion, is an  essential element for the development of the country. At the same  time, he suggested that similar work in the direction outlined by him  was already being carried out by the leadership of Armenia.

"I think that at the appropriate moment it will be possible to talk  about these steps. Just as today we are talking and discussing as a  fact the cooperation between Armenia and the United States in the  field of civil nuclear energy. The establishment of space platforms  in Armenia is a priority task for our government.  More one such task  is to create new opportunities for carrying out not only passenger  transportation, but also cargo transportation in the field of civil  aviation. The establishment of such a structure for a country located  in a geographical position similar to that of Armenia seems to be  vital," he stressed.

Kharazyan considers partnership in the field of developing practical  responses to military threats to the national security of Armenia and  in the field of air defense as another important potential area of  Armenian-American cooperation, with an emphasis on the tools of  creating "killers" of combat drones. As an important element in  accompanying the process of implementing the projects mentioned  above, the diplomat highlighted the prospect of the formation of a  culture and the possibility of bringing technological achievements  into the field of military-political and operational planning in  Armenia.

"It is important to understand that the implementation of all these  steps in a mutual connection will allow us to create an appropriate  environment in our country over the coming years based on the  technological development of human capital and potential. And, in my  opinion, the answer to all these questions lies precisely in the  development of the Armenian-American relations.  If the  implementation of these projects and opportunities is started and  continued, in 3-4 years Armenia will find the strength to restore its  self- confidence and own vestibular abilities in the surrounding  region," Kharazyan summed up.

From May 2 to May 6, a landmark visit of Armenian Foreign Minister  Ararat Mirzoyan to the United States took place. For the first time  in the last ten years, the meeting of the head of Armenian diplomacy  with an American counterpart was held without reference to one or  another international format and, most importantly, the conflict  around Artsakh. The purpose of Mirzoyan's visit to Washington was to  participate in the Armenian-American strategic dialogue meeting. And  he held talks there with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, USAID  Director Samantha Power, with high-ranking representatives of the US  Congress.  The Armenian minister also made a speech at one of the  leading think tanks in the US, Atlantic Counsil. As a result of the  Mirzoyan-Blinken talks, a memorandum of cooperation in the field of  civil nuclear energy was signed.

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