08, 2009

President Sargsyan conducted a working meeting with the leadership of the Ministry of Defense.

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The President of the Republic of Armenia, Commander-in-Chief Serzh Sargsyan conducted today a working meeting with the leadership of the Ministry of Defense.

The Chief Inspector of the Armed Forces Michael Haroutunian reported on the results of the inspection conducted in one of the army units in accordance with the inspection plan for 2009.

The results of the inspection were thoroughly discussed by the participants to the meeting in the ensuing deliberations. President Serzh Sargsyan gave out concreted tasks and specified the time frame for their fulfillment.

Noting, that he has been conducting regular meetings with the Minister of Defense and the Chief of Staff and that he is well aware of the existing problems, the President of Armenia at the same time expressed readiness to listen to the generals and officers present at the meeting.

Stressing the importance of raising combat readiness of the troops and steadfast work aimed at the constant development of the armed forces, Serzh Sargsyan said that the defense system must be in line with the contemporary requirements and must improve constantly.

“In negotiations the leadership of the country speaks from the position of confidence and dignity and that confidence and dignity are provided by you, by the army – our most consummate structure,” the President of Armenia said.

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