China to provide 10 million yuan assistance to Armenia

China to provide 10 million yuan assistance to Armenia

Armenian Defense Minister Vigen Sargsyan had a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Chang Wanquan on Monday in the sidelines of the official visit to China. After the official opening ceremony, Armenia-Chinese negotiations kicked off, reported citing Armenian Defense Ministry.

Wanquan noted that historical similarities and common value systems of two ancient and great people are an excellent precondition for developing bilateral relations, including in the sphere of defense. Preparation of military specialists and humanitarian cooperation were mentioned as directions of productive cooperation.

Sargsyan noted that the Armenian servicemen, who received higher education in Chinese military educational institutions, become excellent officers and commanders. Armenia is ready to expand the project of training military specialists in China.

The sides shared the opinion that it’s necessary to increase the efforts aimed at deepening Armenian-Chinese defense partnership, particularly when there is enough potential for that. An agreement was reached to intensify mutual interactions. 

Sargsyan thanked the Chinese side for assisting the defense sphere of Armenia for years without preconditions. To the assessment of the Armenian Defense Minister, that is one of the factors documenting the friendly relations between the two states. At the end of the meeting the sides signed another deal on 10 million yuan (about $1.5 million) assistance to Armenia.