Greece and Armenia sign military cooperation agreement

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On Monday, March 4, Greece’s national Defence Minister Nikos Dendias met in Yerevan with his Armenian counterpart Suren Papikyan to sign a military cooperation agreement.

During their joint statements, Minister Dendias highlighted the fragility of the current global environment, stating, “We are experiencing a particularly fragile environment. Revisionism and expansionism have reappeared from forces that disregard International Law, international treaties, values, principles, and the Charter of the United Nations”.

“The global community must form a common front against these challenges and show that we are ready to prevent the escalation of conflicts and strive to return to a peaceful environment, in accordance with international law,” Mr Dendias said.

Amna.GR reported that after underlining the shared historical and cultural ties between Greece and Armenia, Mr Dendias stressed the importance of unity in addressing common challenges. 

“Our history connects us. We share similar tragedies, experiences of persecution and genocide; our peoples have suffered together, and this has created particularly close bonds between Armenians and Greeks, between our two countries, and our two peoples,” he expressed.

Dendias then discussed the strong bilateral relations between the countries.

“It is well known that Armenia is a historic friend of Greece, and there are close sentiments between the Greek and Armenian people,” he said.

“However, my visit also has a much more practical purpose, to deepen cooperation between the two defence ministries and the Armed Forces of the two countries.” 

Both Greece and Armenia then proceeded to sign a military technical cooperation agreement along with this year’s defence cooperation program, which included provisions for military training. 

“We would be delighted to see Armenian companies participate in this ecosystem,” he affirmed, indicating potential avenues for collaboration beyond bilateral defence cooperation,” Dendias said.

Source: Amna.gr.

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