Armenia diplomats should step up activities in economic field – minister
ITAR-TASS news agency, Moscow
1 May 04
Armenia’s ambassadors abroad should step up their activities in the
economic field, Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan said on
Saturday [1 May], summing up the results of the annual meeting of
Armenia’s ambassadors accredited in foreign countries. “Armenia’s
embassies should help export Armenian goods and attract foreign
investments,” Oskanyan said.
Oskanyan said that “the priorities of Armenia’s diplomatic service are
security, development, European integration, the Nagornyy Karabakh
settlement and the protection of historical rights and values”. Among
the historical rights and values, Oskanyan named “the international
recognition and condemnation of the Armenian genocide in 1915 in the
Ottoman empire, the strengthening of relations with the Armenian
diaspora and its involvement in the republic’s political and economic
He stressed that representatives of Armenia’s lobby organizations,
which operate in different countries, will gather on Monday [3
May]. “We want to meet these people who work for Armenia and promote
our foreign political initiatives,” the minister stressed.
Armenia has embassies in 30 countries, permanent missions in nine
international organizations and six consulates-general.