Representatives of Armenian and Turkish Armed Forces Meet out of NATO Events First

01.04.2006 03:24 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The symposium on international cooperation in
fighting terror, lately held in Ankara, was well-organized on the
whole, Advisor of Armenian Defense Minister, major general Hayk
Kotanjyan said, reports Spokesperson of the Armenian MOD Head, colonel
Seyran Shahsuvaryan. In Kotanjyan's words, "along with prominent
analysts, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, general Peter Pace,
Afghan President Hamid Karzai and others made reports. Representatives
of European, Asian, North African, American countries participated
in the forum," the major general remarked.

Hayk Kotanjyan underscored that before this case representatives of
the Armenian and Turkish Armed Forces had an opportunity to meet only
within the NATO Partnership for Peace Program. "Foreign specialists,
including Armenia's representative, participated in this event on
the invitation of Turkish General Staff Chief. Under the conditions
of absence of inter-state relations between Armenia and Turkey, the
symposium was an opportunity for direct field observation of the
neighbor's activities in one of the most sensible and complicated
fields of international cooperation," Kotanjyan said.