MFA: Minister Oskanian Attends CIS Collective Security

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PRESS RELEASE

13 November 2004

Minister Oskanian Attends CIS Collective Security Treaty Organization
Ministerial

On 12 November, Minister Oskanian attended a Ministerial Meeting of CIS
Collective Security Treaty Organization in the framework of his working
visit to Moscow.

The agenda of the Ministerial included issues of developing security system
for CSTO member states, prompt and efficient response to new challenges and
threats, prevention of drug trafficking and combating organized crime.

In his statement, Minister Oskanian referred to voting by some CSCO member
states in support of Azerbaijan’s initiative in the UN. He qualified their
position as inexplicable and divergent from the position of Co-chairs of
OSCE Minsk Group in charge of Nagorno Karabagh conflict settlement.

On the same day, Vartan Oskanian had a meeting with Russia’s Sergey Lavrov.
The two ministers explored issues of the current state and prospects of
Armenia – Russia relations. While discussing other issues of common
interest, the ministers stressed the importance of consolidated position of
the two countries’ delegations in international fora.

In the evening, Minister Oskanian received Co-chairs of OSCE Minsk Group,
Yuri Merzlyakov of Russia and Henry Jacolin of France in Armenian mission in
Moscow and discussed current issues and prospects of Nagorno Karabagh
conflict settlement.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

www.armeniaforeignministry.am

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