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Nalbandian Discusses Bilateral Ties in London

LONDON (ArmRadio)–Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian met with his British counterpart, David Miliband on Monday, on the first leg of his tour to the United Kingdom. Nalbandian and UK Foreign Secretary Miliband discussed bilateral relations and regional and international issues. "Armenia attaches great importance to the development of comprehensive and all-embracing relations with Great Britain,"

No Obstacles to Normal Relations, Nalbandian Says

ANKARA (ArmRadio)–In an interview with the Turkish BBC service on Tuesday, Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said he sees no obstacles to the establishment of normal relations between Armenia and Turkey. “I don’t think there is a real obstacle to the normalization of the relations,” Nalbandian said. “We are first of all waiting for the

Armenia Assumes BSEC Chairmanship

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)–Armenia was given the rotating chairmanship of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC) on Thursday, assuming the role from member-state Albania during the organization’s foreign ministers summit in the Albanian capital of Tirana. Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian spoke at the meeting about the need to raise the effectiveness of the organization by developing

NATO Says Armenia Training Exercises a Success

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–The North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Monday wrapped up its three-week long "Cooperative Longbow/Lancer 2008” training exercises in Armenia with a closing ceremony that highlighted the resounding success of the exercises, which involved hundreds of personnel from the alliance and several ex-Soviet bloc nations. NATO’s special representative to the Caucasus and Central Asia,

Abkhazia, South Ossetia Cases ‘Irrelevant’ for Karabakh, Says Lavrov

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)–Russia’s Foreign Minister on Wednesday described Russia’s recognition of Abkhazian and South Ossetian independence as “irrelevant” to the future status of other regions seeking similar recognition of their independence. In an interview with Elefterotipia, a Greek newspaper, Sergei Lavrov singled out Turkish occupied North Cypress, Nagorno-Karabakh, and Transnistria, as three regions that should not

Russia’s Foreign Minister Visits Armenia for Talks on Strategic Ties, Georgia

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visited Yerevan on Thursday for official meetings with Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian and President Serzh Sarkisian. The ongoing crisis in Georgia and strategic relations between Armenia and Russia were high on the agenda of his talks with Nalbandian and Sarkisian. Russia is not alarmed by Armenia’s growing cooperation

Reports Indicate New Round of Armenian-Azer Talks

BAKU (Armenpress)–Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian and his Azeri counterpart Elmar Mammedyarov will likely meet for a new round of Nagorno-Karabakh talks on the sidelines of the October 9 session of the CIS council of Foreign Ministers to be held in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek, Novosti Azerbaijan reported, quoting an anonymous diplomatic source. According

Turkey Pushes for More Karabakh Talks amid Warming Ties with Armenia

Turkey is sponsoring additional Armenian-Azerbaijani negotiations on the unresolved Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in an apparent effort to hasten the normalization of its historically strained ties with Armenia. Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan sat down with his Azerbaijani and Armenian counterparts in New York on September 26 as Ankara sought to keep up the momentum in its

Armenia Must Recognize Karabakh before South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Says Sarkisian

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Armenia will not join Russia in recognizing Abkhazia and South Ossetia or follow the West’s example and recognize Kosovo until it has officially recognized the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Armenia’s President, Serzh Sarkisian told reporters Tuesday during a press conference before leaving for the 63rd United Nations General Assembly in New York. Armenia has yet