Nalbandian Attends OSCE Foreign Ministers Summit

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)—Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian was on the Greek island of Corfu Monday for a meeting of Foreign Ministers from the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe dedicated to the importance of security in Europe.

 

Initiated by the Foreign Minister of Greece, the meeting was attended by the Foreign Ministers of the 45 OSCE member states and other high-ranking representatives from CSTO, CIS, EU, NATO and OSCE.

At the meeting, Nalbandian delivered a report in which he presented Armenia’s stance on ensuring a reinforced security system in Europe.

Nalbandian also had a number of meetings on the sidelines of the summit.

In talks with Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moller, the two discussed the development of political and economic bilateral relations between the two countries.

According to the Armenian Foreign Ministry, the ministers exchanged views on different ways to ensure stability in the South Caucasus. At the end of their talks, Moller agreed to visit Yerevan in the fall.

Nalbandian also met with Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey for talks on strengthening relations between their two countries with the opening of a Swiss embassy in Armenia.

During his meeting with Irish Foreign Minister Michael Martini, Nalbandian emphasized bilateral relations, this time through joint efforts towards political dialogue, economic cooperation and stronger cultural ties.

Nalbandian also met with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg and discussed Armenian-American relations and other international and regional issues.

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