Armenian Greek Iranian Ministers Hold Discussion

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–On December 22 the Armenian Foreign Minister Alexander Arzoumanian met in Athens with Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies of Greece Apostolos Kaklaman’s.

Arzoumanian noted the importance of Greek investment in Armenia and said that that process would further boost Armenian-Greek economic relations.

Alexander Arzoumanian briefed Kaklaman’s on the present state in the Karabakh conflict settlement and results of the OSCE Ministerial Meeting in Copenhagen.

Kaklaman’s–for his part–assured the Armenian Foreign Minister that the Greek Parliament showed much interest toward Armenia.

Following that a meeting of Foreign Minister of Armenia–Greece and Iran took place at the Greek Foreign Ministry. During the meeting the sides conferred about issues pertaining to cooperation in the telecommunications and transport–tourism–industry and energy sectors in 1998.

The sides agreed to hold meetings of working groups in the first quarter of 1998–as well as decided to convene a regular meeting of Foreign Ministers in Tehran. The sides also discussed a range of political issues representing interest for the three countries.

These include the efforts aimed at settling the Karabakh conflict and the situation in Afghanistan.

At the end of the meeting the ministers signed a memorandum of understanding and tripartite cooperation.

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