On June 23, RA Minister of Defense Suren Papikyan received Laura Kelly, Governor of the State of Kansas and Brigadier General Michael T. Venerdi, The Adjutant General, Commander of Kansas National Guard who have visited Armenia within the framework of activities dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Armenia-Kansas partnership.
The meeting was attended by the United States Ambassador to Armenia Kristina A. Kvien as well.
The current status of the partnership between the RA Ministry of Defense and the Kansas National Guard was discussed.
The sides touched upon the implementation of the arrangements on new areas of cooperation reached during the visit of the RA Defense Minister to Kansas in September last year.
The parties stated the progress of the planned cooperation in the fields of mutual interest (professional NCOs system, peacekeeping, military medicine, cybersecurity, exchange of experience in the areas of social security for military personnel and their families, etc.).
An arrangement was reached to continue the partnership, as well as to initiate new areas of partnership.