MOSCOW, Russia—The delegation led by Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Vigen Sargsyan participated in the 6th Moscow Conference on International Security, announced the Ministry of Defense of Armenia on Wednesday.
Topics on the agenda included global and regional challenges, international terrorism and rise of tensions on the Korean peninsula. The rise of extremisms and terrorism in the Middle East, information security and other topics were also discussed in separate panels.
Sargsyan held several meetings with his counterparts from other nations. In particular, he met with the Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Support of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hossein Dehghani. A number of questions of mutual interest were discussed during the meeting. References were made to the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) Republic peace process. The parties stressed that the conflict cannot be solved through force.
Sargsyan on the same day met with the Minister of Defense of Serbia. Highlighting the similarities between the Armenian and Serbian peoples, the sides expressed confidence that these similarities will be great precedents in deepening Armenian-Serbian relations. It was noted that a large prospective for cooperation exists in branches of military-industrial, research, military-medical, military-educational as well as other areas.
Cooperation in peacekeeping operations was considered an effective method of cooperation. The Ministers of Defense of Armenia and Serbia agreed to communicate further in order to render the discussions concerning bilateral cooperation more practical.