Minister Oskanian Meets with Irish Presidency of The EU

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Minister Oskanian Meets with Irish Presidency of the EU, Discusses Caucasus
Inclusion in the EU Wider Europe Initiative

Within the margins of the 60th Session of the Commission on Human Rights in
Geneva on March 16, Minister of Foreign Affairs Vartan Oskanian met with
Brian Cowen, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ireland. Minister Oskanian
reiterated Armenia’s hope that during the Irish presidency of the European
Union, the EU would consider the inclusion of the Caucasus in the EU’s Wider
Europe New Neighborhood Initiative. The two agreed that such a symbolic move
would benefit relations within the Caucasus as well as between the Caucasus
and the EU.

The Minister also met with the foreign ministers of Switzerland, Estonia,
Luxembourg and the Deputy Foreign Minister of Italy. Minister Oskanian also
visited with UN Geneva Office General Director Sergei Orjonikidze.