Oskanian Ivanov Hope Peace Talks will Continue

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Within the framework of his working visit to Moscow that began on March 12–Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanian met with his Russian counterpart Igor Ivanov.

According to the Armenian Foreign Ministry’s Public Relations Department–during the meeting the sides discussed issues of bilateral cooperation–regional problems–the Karabakh peace process–and the latest developmen’s in the region and their possible consequences for regional stability.

Discussing the latest visit of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen to the region–the sides expressed hope that the negotiating process can be intensified.

The sides also touched upon the 10th anniversary of Armenia-Russia relations–stressing that considerable achievemen’s have been made during the period under review and the strategic cooperation between the two countries has greatly advanced.

For his part–Oskanian expressed hope that consultations in Moscow would help to make a breakthrough in the Karabakh conflict regulation.

Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov expressed Moscow’s satisfaction with the level of development of political dialogue between Armenia and Russia. "Each such meeting provides good opportunities to exchange our viewpoints and to outline further directions for cooperation," Ivanov said.


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