Oskanian Meets Greek President Stephanopulous

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanian–who is currently visiting Athens–met Wednesday with Greek president Costis Stephanopulous and discussed wide ranging issues–including economic reforms in Armenia and the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

The two leaders also exchanged view on furthering Greek-Armenian relations–as well as Stephanopulous’ upcoming visit to Armenia.

Oskanian also met with Minister for European Issues Iannis Kranidiotis.

The two discussed the current state of Armenia-Greece relations and prospects for further development of ties–Armenia’s integration into European structures and Greece’s possible assistance in this matter.

The sides also discussed issues pertaining to expansion of the Armenia-Greece-Iran cooperation and the agenda of an upcoming meeting of Foreign Ministers of the three countries.

Oskanian briefed the minister on recent developmen’s in the Transcaucasus–the current stage of the Karabakh conflict settlement–Azerbaijan’s tough and destructive policy in this matter–as well as the campaign Azerbaijan has launched against Armenia.

Kranidiotis briefed Oskanian on regional processes in the southeastern Europe and issues related to the worsening of the Kurdish problem.

Oskanian will return to Armenia on Saturday.

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