[06:23 pm] 17 November, 2008

Armenia's Defense Minister Seyeran Ohanyan today received the
delegation headed by U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State,
US Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Matthew Bryza. U.S. Ambassador
Extrordinary and Plenipotentiary to Armenia, Mrs. Marie Yovanovitch
was present at the meeting.

At the beginning of the meeting the Minister expressed gratitude
to Matthew Bryza for his and his Russian and French counterparts'
efforts targeted at finding a mutually acceptable solution to the
Karabakh conflict.

Mr. Ohanyan informed the guests that in the process of defense reforms,
Armenia prioritises the preservation and modernisation of the existing
military capacity, the review of the defense strategy, military
education, organiSation of trainings for special civil servants,
cooperation with divisions of other countries when carrying out
peacekeeping activity.