Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu held a meeting with the Armenian Minister of Defence Seyran Ohanyan
In his speech, the Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu noted that the Russian Armed Forces had been holding a large-scale counter-terrorist operation in Syria. Sergei Shoigu also expressed his gratitude to the head of the Armenian defence department for offering sympathies concerning deaths of the Russian military servicemen in Syria.
The Russian Defence Minister commented on the tragedy happened to the Russian bomber aircraft in Syria. According to General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, that was almost an act of treason because the Russian Federation had not expected such activity from the people, who were declaring themselves as participants of the anti-ISIS operation and fighting against other different terrorist organizations active in Syria.
During the meeting, the parties were discussing upon the issues concerning plans for 2016 and implementation of cooperation programme in 2015.
In accordance to the Russian Defence Minister, all plans of military cooperation, including holding military drills, training Armenian officers in the Russian military educational establishments and military-technical field, between Russia and Armenia in 2015 have been completed.
In his turn, Seyran Ohanyan expressed his gratitude to the fruitful military and technical cooperation and thanked for the great help within military and technical cooperation, for deliveries of production of military purpose, which were of much importance.
The Armenian Minister of Defence mentioned that thanks to efforts of the Russian party, the year 2015 had been special. All the activities within the military cooperation have been accomplished.
During the meeting, Seyran Ohanyan paid attention to the fact that there had never been such an eventful plan between the Armed Forces of Armenia and Russia before.
Ministers of Defence of Russia and Armenia signed an Agreement on creation of the Joint regional air defence system in Caucasus region of collective security.
The parties also signed a Plan of cooperation between the defence departments for 2016.