Armenia’s Foreign Minister Meets with Powell, Rice in Washington

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Armenia’s Foreign Minister Meets with Powell, Rice in Washington

Foreign Minister Oskanian is on a two-day working visit to the United

On Monday, June 14, he held two separate meetings with Secretary of
State Colin Powell and National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice. At
each meeting, the Minister discussed key matters of bilateral interest,
such as expanded trade and deeper economic cooperation, including the
Millennium Challenge Account. They also explored developments in the
Nagorno Karabakh negotiation process, regional matters, including
regional security issues, Armenia’s relations with Turkey, and the
upcoming NATO Summit.

The Minister also met with Mira Rickardel, Assistant to the Secretary
of Defense for Europe and Eurasia, and Assistant Secretary of State
Elizabeth Jones. With each, Minister Oskanian discussed regional
stability and cooperation, as well as the Nagorno Karabakh peace
process and prospects for a resolution.

During his first day, the Minister delivered a talk at the Center
for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). The audience, a
mix of representatives of official Washington, as well as think
tanks, research centers, press and academia, heard the Minister
assess Armenia’s foreign policy challenges, its security agenda,
the importance of maintaining regional stability and security, and
the significnce of democratic processes and sustained economic growth
to each of these concerns.

On Tuesday, the Minister will meet with members of the US Senate
and Congress, as well as representatives of the media, as well
as Armenian-American organizations. He will leave for Yerevan on