On November 1-3, at the invitation of the U.S. European Command the Chief of the General Staff of the RA Armed Forces - First Deputy Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Edward Asryan visited the U․S․ European Command Center located in Stuttgart.
On November 3, held a meeting with the Deputy Commander for U.S. European Command, Lieutenant General Stephen Basham.
During the meeting issues related to the development of the Armenian-American military cooperation were discussed.
Lieutenant General Edward Asryan briefed the details about the reforms conducting in the RA AF and the support expected from the USA.
Lieutenant General Stephen Basham expressed the willingness of the USA to continue supporting current cooperation programs in the following areas: professionalization of Armed Forces, professional sergeant staff's strengthening, modernization of the management system, peacekeeping, military medicine, military education, combat readiness, trainings, etc.
Issues related to regional security were also discussed.
On the sidelines of the visit, Lieutenant General Edward Asryan also visited the Joint Multinational Readiness Centre of the U.S. Ground Forces in Europe and the NCO Academy located in Hohenfels.