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Armenia to appoint defence attache at its embassy in UK

Armenia to appoint defence attache at its embassy in UK

ArmInfo. Armenia will appoint a defence attache at its embassy in the United Kingdom. The decision  was made on April 12 at a government meeting.

As stated in the rationale  for the project, the legal basis for  defense cooperation between Armenia and Great Britain is the  memoranda signed on September 24, 2004 "On relations and cooperation  in the field of defense between the Ministry of Defense of the  Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom  of Great Britain and Northern Ireland", as well as 24 June 2009  <Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Defense of the  Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom  of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on cooperation in the field of  cartography, geometric surveying and exchange of geographical  materials."

The great potential for cooperation between the two countries in the  military and military-technical field, as well as the great interest  of the UK in deepening cooperation in recent times, are due to the  need to have a defence attache of the Republic of Armenia in the  United Kingdom. This will give a new quality to partnerships in the  military field and will contribute to the further deepening of  friendly ties, as well as expanding the possibilities of military and  military-technical cooperation, the document notes.

An accredited defence attache in the UK must carry out representative  work, including establishing and deepening official relations with  the military departments of the two countries, developing relations  in the military field, monitoring the implementation of cooperation  programs, and providing assistance in organizing visits of  delegations of the Ministry and the Armed Forces. The defence  attache, having established official relations with the command of  the armed forces of the host country, will ensure official  representation of the Armenian side at military parades, military  exercises, military movements, exhibitions of weapons and military  equipment, and will also visit military educational institutions,  enterprises of the military-industrial complex, etc. at the  invitation of the local military department. On behalf of the  Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia and through the  mediation of the leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the  defence attache may perform supervisory functions in the manner  established by international law. It is expected that the defence  attache will begin his duties as an employee of the diplomatic  mission on January 1, 2025. 

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