U.S. Defense Chief Meets With Armenian Counterpart

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has meet with his Armenian counterpart, Seyran Ohanyan, at the Pentagon

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has met with his Armenian counterpart, Seyran Ohanyan, at the Pentagon.

In a statement, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said the leaders discussed regional security issues and bilateral defense cooperation, including "Armenia's efforts on defense reform and U.S. willingness to support enhanced training of the Armenian military."

Panetta also expressed appreciation for Yerevan's "strong contributions" to the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan and to the NATO-led peacekeeping force in Kosovo.


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