Russia and Armenia want Stability in South Caucasus

MOSCOW (Armenpress)–"The efforts of Yerevan and Moscow are directed at achieving stability in the South Caucasus," said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during a meeting Wednesday with his Armenian counterpart Vartan Oskanian.
"Relations are developing not only in the bilateral format, but also in the framework of joint efforts directed at bringing stability to the region" the Russian minister said.
"We have met many times this year and have tried to fulfill the agreemen’s of our presidents," Lavrov noted.
Oskanian, who is in Russia on a working visit, also participated in discussions with Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Nikolai Bordyuzha on a broad range of issues including the CSTO decision to hold the forthcoming sessions of its regulation bodies under Armenian chairmanship.
The interlocutors also discussed the active participation of Armenia in the Organizations proceedings. Bordyuzha also expressed conviction that the appointment of a new plenipotentiary representative from Armenia in the CSTO will not only provide continued involvement for Armenia but also contribute to the increase in the productivity of a comprehensive cooperation.
Also discussed were, issues connected with the organization of "Rubezh 2008" military exercises within the frameworks of the CSTO and the participation of member countries in these military exercises.
According to the information provided to Noyan Tapan by the Press and Information Department of the Foreign Ministry of Armenia, the parties also discussed cooperation issues with the foreign ministries of CSTO member countries within the framework of international and regional organizations.

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