Mediamax news agency, Armenia
Sept 30 05

ARMENIAN-US DEFENCE CONSULTATIONS DISCUSS COOPERATION PLAN FOR 2006


Yerevan, 30 September: Annual Armenian-US defence consultations were
held in Yerevan on 28-29 September, the press service of the US
embassy told Mediamax today.

The US delegation is led by Principal Director for Eurasia in the
Office of the Secretary of Defence, Scott Schless, while the Armenian
delegation is led by Deputy Defence Minister Lt-Gen Artur Agabekyan.
Armenian Defence Minister Serzh Sarkisyan and the US ambassador to
Armenia, John Evans, also attended the consultations.

The purpose of the consultations was to review the results of last
year's bilateral military cooperation and agree a cooperation plan
for 2006.

The consultations also discussed a wide range of issues connected
with national security, defence reforms, peacekeeping operations,
military training and education.