FM Oskanian Receives US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia
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Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian received US Deputy Secretary of State
Richard Armitage in Yerevan on Friday, March 26, 2004.

During the lengthy meeting, the Minister and the Secretary discussed many
aspects of Armenia-US relations, including the reinforcement of democratic
processes in Armenia. They also discussed Armenia¹s engagement in NATO,
parity in military assistance in the region, as well as the general
situation in the South Caucasus, prospects for development and cooperation
in the region, and the Karabakh negotiations process.

Both Minister Oskanian and Secretary Armitage expressed their satisfaction
that relations between the two countries are good, even as both agreed that
they are committed to deeper political dialogue. The Deputy Secretary said
the US is pleased with Armenia’s engagement in regional and global

The Deputy Secretary arrived in Yerevan from Kiev. His delegation included
Asst. Secretary of State Elizabeth Jones, and Matt Bryza, Director for the
Aegean, Caucasus and Central Asia for the National Security Council. They
departed later the same day for Baku.