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    LETA, Lithuania
    March 27, 2013 Wednesday

    On March 26 Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas discussed
    bilateral defence cooperation and contribution to multinational
    operations in a meeting with Ambassador of Armenia HE Ara Aivazian,
    Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence said.

    At the meeting Minister Olekas expressed his delight over the bilateral
    dialogue of Armenia and Lithuania in defence sector. In his turn,
    Ambassador Aivazian thanked Lithuania for the manifold support in
    military training. Minister Olekas also presented to the Ambassador
    Lithuania's priorities for the Presidency of the Council of the
    European Union - energy security and Easter Partnership (EaP).

    The Minister and the Ambassador also addressed participation in
    multinational operations and the upcoming visit by the Minister of
    Defence of Armenia in Lithuania. Armenia's Minister of Defence is
    expected to come to Vilnius in mid-April.

    Lithuania's Ministry of National Defence and the Ministry of Defence of
    Armenia have been cooperating since 2002 on the basis of an annually
    updated military cooperation plan. Last update of the document was
    signed in Yerevan in 2012.

    The main area of Lithuania's and Armenia's defence cooperation
    is military training. Expert-level consultations are consistently
    held on law-making, military training, military medicine, public
    relations, armed forces control, and other subject-matters. Armenia's
    representatives are invited to study at the Baltic Defence College
    (BALTDEFCOL) in Tartu (Estonia), founded by the three Baltic States,
    and to attend international training and courses at the General Jonas
    Zemaitis Lithuanian Military Academy.

    Armenia is also invited to delegate military observers to multinational
    exercises held in Lithuania. The country's representatives conducted
    observation in the Exercise Amber Hope in Lithuania in 2003, 2005,
    2007, 2009 and 2011.

    From: Baghdasarian