YEREVAN (Armenpress) — A delegation led by Minister of National Defense of Lebanon Elias Bou Saab arrived in Yerevan on September 19 on an official visit.
Following the official welcoming ceremony, the Lebanese and Armenian Defense Ministers met on September 20, which continued in an expanded format with the participation of the delegations.
Greeting Elias Bou Saab, Armenian Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan praised the high-level cooperation between Armenia and Lebanon and the friendly relations between the two peoples oblige the governments to develop cooperation also in the sphere of defense. Tonoyan highlighted the ratification of the agreement on defense cooperation signed in Beirut in November 2018, which will give new opportunities for the partnership in the sphere of defense.
Tonoyan presented the goals of the Armenian humanitarian mission in Syria. Bou Saab saluted Armenia’s humanitarian mission in Syria, noting that such missions are aimed at the establishment of peace.
He also thanked Armenia for the participation in the United Nations peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon.
During the visit he met with President Armen Sarkissian, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan. Bou Saab will also visited the Armenian Genocide memorial complex and Mother See of Holy Echamiadzin.