Kocharian Meets With Luxemburg’s Deputy Prime Minister

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenia’s President Robert Kocharian received a Luxemburg delegation on July 18–led by the Deputy Prime Minister Lydie Polfer–who is also the foreign affairs minister. Luxemburg is now presiding over the Ministers’ Council of the Council of Europe. Kocharian said that Armenia is well aware that after the accession to the Council of Europe a new period of responsibility began for the country–connected with the fulfillment of obligations it has assumed–"responsible–because the country is to show whether it is able to carry out its obligations," the Presidential press office reported.

Kocharian underlined that Armenia is consistently fulfilling its obligations and is trying to move ahead by thoroughly coordinating its steps. A commission–headed by Kocharian–is supervising over the process of commitmen’s’ fulfillment. Kocharian said that Polfer’s visit is sure to promote the fuller integration of Armenia to the European family. Polfer said that her visit aims at getting acquainted with the situation and to listen to the approaches of the leaders of the South Caucasus countries concerning the regional problems.

The process of realizing the obligations was discussed during the meeting. Kocharian said that some issues were put off but this was connected with technical problems and will be regulated soon. The process of the regulation of the Karabakh conflict was discussed as well.


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