The Armenian Embassy in Georgia organized today an official reception in Tbilisi on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the establishment of the Armenian Armed Forces. As the press department at the ministry of foreign affairs reported, the event was attended by Georgia’s Minister for Defense Levan Izoria, First Deputy Defense Minister Lela Chikovani, Head of the Georgian General Staff of the Armed Forces Vladimir Chachibaya, defense attaches, ambassadors accredited in Georgia, lawmakers, and representatives of the Armenian community and Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Georgia. Colonel Samvel Ramazyan, Defense Attaché of Armenia in Georgia made remarks during the event, speaking of the role and significance of the Armenian Armed Forces throughout the history of the Armenian people as well as reflected on the stages of its establishment. Ramazyan spoke of the Armenian-Georgian century-long ties specifically pointing to historical episodes where the Armenians and Georgians fought for freedom and struggled side by side against foreign invaders. Georgia’s Defense Minister Izolia stressed the significance of the historically formed partnership between the Armenian and Georgian peoples, pointing out the need to expand the military cooperation to the benefit of the interests of the two states and the regional stability.