During the meeting, the results of the work done over the previous period were summarized, the current state of the programs implemented with the Kansas National Guard within the framework of the U.S. State Partnership Program and future plans were discussed.
Minister of Defense of Armenia David Tonoyan noted that during 17 years of the cooperation between the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia and the Kansas National Guard, a lot of programs in the peacekeeping, military medicine, tactical training of the personnel and other fields were implemented and continue to be implemented which coincide with the goals of the Armenian-American defense cooperation.
Major-General Lee Tafanelli assured that the State of Kansas, as a partner of Armenia in the State Partnership Program, will continue to develop the cooperation with Armenia on a regular basis. Major-General noted that besides the traditional cooperation between the National Guard and the RA Armed Forces, the cooperation with the Ministry of Emergency Situations is also developing dynamically. He added that the State Partnership Program also provides opportunities for the cooperation in the fields of education, health, agriculture and so on and that the State of Kansas is ready to cooperate with Armenia in these fields as well.
Ambassador Tracy and Major-General Tafanelli also participated in the photo exhibition named “The Armed Forces of the United States in the First Republic of Armenia 1919-1920” in the administrative complex of the RA MoD.
On January 28, the delegation of the Kansas National Guard will take part in the official events dedicated to the Day of the Armenian Army.