Armenian FM meets US state secretary Collin Powell


June 15 2004

WASHINGTON, JUNE 15, ARMENPRESS: Armenian foreign minister Vartan
Oskanian met on Monday in Washington with the US State Secretary
Collin Powel. Oskanian arrived in the USA on a two-day working visit.
Armenian foreign affairs ministry said the two men discussed issues
on prospects of developing bilateral relations, recent regional
developments, Armenian-Turkish relations and Nagorno Karabagh conflict
resolution. The two conferred also Armenia’s participation in the
Millennium Challenges Account program, emphasizing its role for
Armenia’s economic and democratic developments.

The same day Oskanian met with the US national security advisor
Condoleeza Rice and her deputy S. Haidly. During the meeting the
sides mainly discussed issues on regional security, NATO summit to
be held in Istanbul and Nagorno Karabagh conflict resolution.

Oskanian held a number of other meetings, including with US defense
secretary assistant on Europe and Eurasia M. Rikardelli, US state
secretary assistant on Europe and Eurasia E. Johns and others.

Oskanian made a speech at US Center of Strategic and International
Studies (CSIS) and spoke about Armenian foreign policy and regional
security. He then responded to audience’s questions. Today slated
are meetings with members of Congress and Senate, as well as with
American Armenian organizations and US mass media representatives.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress