Armenian Defense Minister visits Salina Training Center in Kansas

Armenian Defense Minister Suren Papikyan, accompanied by RA Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States Lilit Makunts, visited the Salina Training Center in Kansas during his September 6 working visit to the United States .

According to the press service of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, in the center Suren Papikian met with the Adjutant General of Kansas, Commander of the National Guard, Major General David Weishaar.

During the meeting, a number of issues related to the interaction between Armenia and Kansas within the framework of the US Federal Partnership Program were discussed. The Secretary of Defense praised the current level of cooperation, pointing to the great potential of the peacekeeping mission, military education and exercises, and military medicine. In turn, Major General David Weishaar noted that the Republic of Armenia has been a traditional partner of Kansas for decades and said he is ready to do his best to develop cooperation in areas of mutual interest. At the end of the meeting, the delegation headed by the Armenian Defense Minister visited the Salina training center, got acquainted with the training process, the organization of exercises and maneuvers, the statement said.

Milton S. Rodgers