Armenian foreign minister, visiting Hungarian official discuss ties

Armenian foreign minister, visiting Hungarian official discuss ties

21 Apr 04


Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan received today the deputy
state secretary of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jeno

The meeting took place as part of regular consultations, the Armenian
Foreign Ministry’s press service told Arminfo news agency. The sides
emphasized the significance of the centuries-old Armenian-Hungarian
friendship and of cooperation between the two countries in various
spheres. It was noted that the forthcoming accession of Hungary to the
European Union might serve as a good example for Armenia in its
integration into European bodies, considering the path the two
countries covered when they were Soviet countries, and their
post-Soviet transition experience.

Oskanyan talked about Armenia’s tasks and priorities and said that
Armenia and Hungary still have a lot of potential to utilize in the
trade and economic sphere. The sides called for more detailed
discussions, business-forums and exchange visits of business

Touching on Armenian-Hungarian ties, the sides emphasized the role of
the Armenian community in Hungary, which is one of the oldest Armenian
communities in the world. The community, which has completely
integrated into Hungarian society, also retains its identity. In
connection with this, Oskanyan praised the policy of the Hungarian
authorities on national minorities, thanks to which this multinational
country has been able to avoid undesirable tension and to successfully
address socioeconomic and political challenges.

The sides also discussed the situation in the South Caucasus, in
particular, Armenian-Turkish relations and a settlement of the
Nagornyy-Karabakh conflict.

On the same day [21 April] Boros met Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister
Ruben Shugaryan.