Armenian Leader Discusses Foreign Policy with Diplomats


4 May 04


Armenian President Robert Kocharyan today received the participants in
another forum of the leadership of the central staff and heads of
Armenia’s diplomatic and consular representative offices accredited

The press service of the Armenian head of state told Arminfo news
agency that during the meeting, the Armenian president welcomed the
idea of holding the forum and pointed out that such meetings are a
good opportunity to discuss the state’s foreign policy approaches with
the aim of enriching the base of arguments and applying them in an
effective, selective and purposeful way.

Kocharyan touched on issues that concern a peaceful solution to the
Nagornyy Karabakh conflict, national security and Armenia’s relations
with the diaspora. Drawing the ambassadors’ attention to the economic
sphere, he noted the importance of stepping up the investment
policy. During the meeting the president also presented the internal
political situation in the republic.

In turn, Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan pointed out that
the plenary session also discussed foreign policy issues and regional
processes that affect Armenia, dictating changes to some aspects of
foreign policy. The results of the discussions in working groups were
presented as well.