YEREVAN. – On behalf of the German government, the German Embassy in Yerevan congratulates Armenia on the successful reduction of 21 armored combat vehicles. The embassy noted about this in a statement.
“Through this effort, Armenia is now in compliance with the threshold for armored combat vehicles set by the Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE Treaty). This treaty is an important pillar of security in Europe and the South Caucasus,” the statement also reads. “The reduction has been made possible through a NATO Partnership for Peace Trust Fund project with Germany as the lead nation. Germany has provided more than 1 million EUR for this project and stands ready to assist other state parties in order to achieve full compliance with the provisions under the CFE treaty.
“The German Embassy now look ahead to the remaining steps of the Trust Fund project which include the demilitarization, dismantling and disposal of 140 armored vehicles as well as the establishment of an Explosive Remnants of War and Mine Risk Education (ERW/MRE) capability within the Armenian Centre for Humanitarian Demining and Expertise.”