The meeting of the delegations led by the Ministers of Defence of the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation took place

21 November, 2020
On November 21, the meeting of the delegations led by Minister of Defence of the Republic of Armenia Vagharshak Harutyunyan and Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, General of the army Sergey Shoigu took place in the Ministry of Defence. The latter arrived in Armenia on a working visit.

The situation around Nagorno-Karabakh, forthcoming activities and a wide range of issues related to the Armenian-Russian military cooperation were discussed during the meeting.

General of the army Sergey Shoigu congratulated Vagharshak Harutyunyan on assuming the post of the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Armenia.

The sides highly appreciated the role and efforts of the Russian Federation aimed at stabilizing the military-political situation in the region, as well as the course and effectiveness of the Russian peacekeeping mission being carried out in Artsakh in accordance with the statement signed on November 10 between the Russian Federation, Armenia and Azerbaijan. The Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation informed about the activities already done in this direction and upcoming programs.

The Ministers of Defence of Armenia and Russia emphasized the importance of the activities of finding and exchanging the bodies of the killed servicemen, captives, hostages and missing persons, as well as the work of the Russian interdepartmental humanitarian center that deals with the return of the refugees, restoration of the civilian infrastructures, search for the killed, captives and missing persons and coordination of the activities of various organizations in the humanitarian field.

At the end of the meeting, Minister of Defence of Armenia Vagharshak Harutyunyan and Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, General of the army  Sergey Shoigu signed a package of documents regulating the scope of the operations of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone.