Arzoumanian Meets With Counterparts at UN

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Armenia’s Foreign Minister Alexander Arzoumanian met with his Iranian counterpart–Dr. Kamar Kharazi in New York–where both are attending the 52nd General Assembly of the United Nations.

The two discussed activities of the joint Armenian-Iranian economic committee–as well as issues related to Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s expected visit to that country. Kharazi also voiced the Iranian government’s concern over the military cooperation between Turkey and Israel.

Armenia’s foreign minister also met with the Foreign Minister of Iraq Mohammad Said Al Sa’afi. The ministers stressed the necessity of starting a dialogue between Armenia and Iraq. Arzoumanian briefed his Iraqi counterpart on the present state of Armenia’s relations with a number of Arab states–describing them as friendly and mutually-beneficial. The Iraq’s foreign minister voiced readiness of the Iraqi authorities to continue developing and boosting traditional ties between the two nations.

Present level of tripartite cooperation and a complex of measures needed for further cooperation were discussed at a meeting of Iranian–Armenian and Greek Foreign Ministers. The parties agreed to assist experts in holding working consultations as well as to encourage the creation of a legal environment needed for the cooperation. The three foreign ministers also agreed to hold the next meeting by the end of the year in Athens.

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