Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan has visited the advanced
positions of the Nagorno Karabakh defense army today, August 2. The
Armenian premier was accompanied by Armenian Defense Minister Seyran
Ohanyan, Nagorno-Karabakh Minister of Defense Movses Hakobyan, as well
as by the Armenian delegation members. The Armenian premier talked
to the soldiers. The Armenian Government's press service reports that
Premier Tigran Sargsyan presented some of the soldiers with watches.

At a meeting with soldiers at one of the military units, the Armenian
premier addressed them, saying: "You must be proud of serving in
the Nagorno Karabakh defense army, a victorious army. The Armenian
Government will spare no efforts for you t have extensive military
knowledge and meet the standards set for the world's best armies."

Talking to journalists, the Armenian premier shared his impressions
of the soldiers' military and psychological level. "This is the most
important," he said.

As regards Azerbaijan's warlike statements, the Armenian premier said
that enhancing the Armenian army's efficiency is the best response to
them. "What is going on in the Armenian armed forces now is striking
evidence that we are on the right way," he said.

Premier Tigran Sargsyan also held meeting with the local officials in
charge of the agricultural sector and farmers. The sides discussed
the sector's problems. The Armenian premier stressed the importance
of dialogue between the government and farmers, exchange of views
on the ways of resolving problems. "This dialogue will enable us to
develop an agricultural development strategy," he said.

Today, the Premier-led Armenian delegation has returned to Yerevan.

From: A. Papazian