Armenia and Latvia set to boost ties

Armenia and Latvia set to boost ties

15 Mar 04


Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister Ruben Shugaryan held a meeting today
with his Latvian counterpart Andris Teikmanis. The meeting was held
within the framework of bilateral consultations.

The press service of the Armenian Foreign Ministry told Arminfo news
agency that they discussed ways of stepping up bilateral relations and
the possibility of Latvia helping Armenia in the process of its
integration into European structures. The sides stressed the need for
closer cooperation between Armenia and Latvia in international

Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister Ruben Shugaryan expressed the hope
that through its membership of the European Union (EU), Latvia will be
able to help Armenia’s active participation in this structure. In
particular, they expressed the hope that Latvia will do its best for
the South Caucasus to be included in the EU initiative – “New
neighbours”. The Armenian deputy foreign minister talked about the
situation in the region at the guest’s request, and also prospects for
cooperation with the South Caucasus.

The Latvian delegation also held meetings with Armenian Deputy Speaker
Tigran Torosyan and representatives of the presidential administration
and the Armenian Defence Ministry.

Submitted by Janoyan Ana