Friday, 17 August

Armenian Delegation to Attend NATO's Resolute Support Mission Meeting in Brussels

The following was released by Armenia's Ministry of Defense

A delegation headed by Defence Minister Davit Tonoyan left for Brussels on 8 June to participate in a defense ministerial meeting of countries providing forces for the NATO's Resolute Support mission.

The ministers of the NATO member and partner countries are set to discuss current security environment and stability issues in Afghanistan, as well as to understand the visions of Afghanistan and NATO political and military leadership with regard to the management of the situation in the county. As a result of the meeting, it is expected that the countries providing forces to the Afghanistan mission will formulate a common position on overcoming the problems.

During the visit, Minister Tonoyan is set to have separate meetings with NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller, Greek National Defence Minister Panayotis Kamenos, Deputy Secretary General of the EU External Action Service Pedro Serrano and other officials of partner countries.

Hetq -  Armenia now deploys 121 peacekeepers to the Mission, ranking it 11th out of the 39 countries that do so.

Data on the number of peacekeepers from 39 countries participating in the Resolute Support Mission is provided in the NATO Secretary General’s Annual Report.

The U.S. leads with 6,941, followed by Italy (1,037), Germany (980), Turkey (659) and Georgia (872).

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