Nicosia: Cyprus, Armenian FMs discuss regional issues and bilateralr

Cyprus, Armenian FMs discuss regional issues and bilateral relations

Cyprus News Agency
May 20 2004

Nicosia, May 20 (CNA) — The Cyprus problem, Cyprus’ accession to the
EU, the Cyprus – Armenia relations, the problems in the Caucasus region
and the issue of Nakorno Karabagh were on the agenda of discussions
here today between Cyprus Foreign Minister George Iacovou and his
Armenia’s counterpart Vartan Oskanian, who is paying a working visit
to Cyprus.

In his statements after the meeting Oskanian stressed the importance
of Cyprus’ accession to the EU for Armenia noting that “we see Cyprus
as a friendly country, as an insider in the EU and that we can rely
on its help to further advance our integration processes with European
structures and particularly with the EU”.

He also said that the reason of his visit to the island is “first of
all to advance and deepen our bilateral ties at all levels.”

Iacovou said “Armenia is a friendly country with very old ties with
Cyprus” and that their modern ties develop continuously at all levels
and mostly at the political level.