DAMASCUS, (Reuters) - Syria and Armenia signed a military cooperation agreement on Monday, a Syrian Defense Ministry official said.
The agreement was signed by Syrian Defence Minister General Mustafa Tlas and visiting Armenian Defence Minister Serzh Sarkisian. The official gave no details about the deal.
"Talks during the meeting that was attended by General Ali Aslan, chief of staff of the Syrian armed forces, dealt with bilateral relations between the armies of both friendly
countries and ways of promoting them," the official said.
Armenia is one of the states established following the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union which was the main arms supplier to Syria.