Defense Ministry reinforces the ties between the army and the society
10.03.2009 17:43

Sona Hakobyan

`The military-patriotic upbringing of the youth, especially the
students, is of special importance today. It is one of the most
important guarantees of ensuring the security and peaceful life of our
people,' Rector of the State Engineering University of Yerevan Vostanik
Marukhyan said during Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan's meeting with
students today.

Addressing the students, the Defense Minister spoke about the problems
the Army faces today, about the problems and reforms.

`Today the most important issue of the Ministry of Defense is the
implementation of reforms. This is evidenced by the analysis of the
security environment and the challenges threatening the country. `One
of these threats is the absence of military-patriotic upbringing,'
Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan declared.

The reforms will be targeted at raising the fighting efficiency of the
Armed Forces. Recently the Ministry of Defense has assumed the
reinforcement of ties between the army and the society, as well as the
army and different structures. It has been decided to expand the
cooperation with schools and higher educational establishments.