Armenian-French cooperation not directed against anyone – defense minister


YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 23, ARTSAKHPRESS. The Armenian-French cooperation in the military sector is being done for Armenia and is not aimed against any country, Armenian Defense Minister Suren Papikyan has said.

“It is our right to cooperate with both France and Iran, and everyone should take note of this,” Papikyan said at a joint press conference with French Defense Minister Sébastien Lecornu. “Our French partners respect the cooperation with those partners, and Iranian partners likewise respect this cooperation,” Papikyan said, urging Russian and other partners to do the same, because Armenia doesn’t’ have any taboo in terms of cooperating with different countries for the benefit of Armenia.

The cooperation is being done for Armenia’s territorial integrity and it is not directed against any country, he said. “I think there’s no reason for anyone to be concerned,” Papikyan said.

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