Oskanian meets Hungarian deputy FM

April 20 2004


YEREVAN, APRIL 20, ARMENPRESS: Foreign minister Vartan Oskanian
and the visiting deputy foreign minister of Hungary Enio Boros, who
arrived in Armenia, as part of a regional visit, emphasized, as the
Armenian foreign ministry said “the centuries-long”
Armenian-Hungarian friendship for the purpose of stepping up
bilateral cooperation.
Hungary’s pending accession to the European Union was singled out
as “a good example for Armenia,” in view of both countries’ Communist
past and their experiences gained from the transitional period.
Oskanian was quoted as saying that the available potential for
developing trade contacts is not used to the full extent. The role of
a 10,000 strong Armenian community in Hungary was underlined in terms
of its contribution to deepening of bilateral relations.
The meeting referred also to the investigation and pending trial
of an Azeri officer, accused of killing his Armenian classmate on
February 19 at a Hungarian military academy. The Hungarian diplomat
said the case is proceeding in line with his country’s legislation
with an understanding that it should not be politicized.