July 20, 2010

YEREVAN, JULY 20, ARMENPRESS: Secretary General of the Armenian
National Security Council Arthur Baghdasaryan summed up today the
results of the three-day visit of the Russian delegation to Armenia
during which issues on development of the military-industrial sphere
in Armenia were discussed. The Russian delegation visited Armenia's
military-industrial enterprises. "We may register first positive
results. It refers to the launching of concrete cooperation between
Armenia and Russia in the military-industrial sphere that is - creation
of joint ventures which will give an opportunity to develop the
military-industrial sphere of our country," Arthur Baghdasaryan said.

Within the framework of the visit consultations were held with the
participation of secretary general of the CSTO and representatives of
corresponding Armenian establishments during which the steps undertaken
within the framework of the organization have been discussed. "The
steps initiated by the Armenian party have been implemented by 100%
and we have good results, which is very important on the eve of the
summit of the heads of the CSTO member states expected in Yerevan,"
Arthur Baghdasaryan said.

Secretary General of the CSTO Nikolay Bordyuzha said that the
military-technical cooperation within the framework of the CSTO is
considered a priority. "Within the framework of that cooperation
we are carrying out a pilot project on active cooperation of the
Armenian-Russian military-industrial enterprises. I hope that in the
near future practical steps will be undertaken for creation of joint
military-industrial enterprises," Nikolay Bordyuzha said.

From: A. Papazian