armenian FM Blames Azerbaijan for Obstructing Regional Progress

ARMENIA FOREIGN MINISTER BLAMES AZERBAIJAN FOR OBSTRUCTING REGIONAL PROGRESS

Arminfo
22 Jul 04

YEREVAN

Armenia wants to coordinate its actions with Georgia in integration
into Europe, Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan told a press
conference today with Georgian Foreign Minister Salome Zourabichvili
at the end of her visit to Yerevan.

He said that political relations between the two countries are very
good and can be further improved during the rapprochement with
European structures. “It would be better if we took a single position,
so to speak, acted in unison”. However, Azerbaijan is getting in the
way of this, the minister believes. “There are regional tasks and the
main obstacle to their implementation is Azerbaijan. However, Georgia
and we shall try to coordinate our actions, and if Azerbaijan wishes
to join in, it can do so,” the Armenian foreign minister said.

Speaking about Armenian-Georgian economic relations, Oskanyan said
that those issues will be debated during Prime Minister Andranik
Markaryan’s upcoming visit to Tbilisi.

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