Vartan Oskanian Has Meetings With Syrian President And Foreign Minis

VARTAN OSKANIAN HAS MEETINGS WITH SYRIAN PRESIDENT AND FOREIGN MINISTER

Noyan Tapan
Armenians Today
Apr 10 2006

DAMASCUS, APRIL 10, NOYAN TAPAN – ARMENIANS TODAY. The delegation
headed by RA Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian arrived on a working
visit to the Arab Republic of Syria on April 8. In Damascus, on
April 8, Minister Oskanian met with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid
al-Moualem. During that meeting, the two spoke at length about
bilateral as well as regional matters. They specifically focused on
cooperation in international forums, educational and economic exchange,
as well as institutional cooperation. They also spoke at length about
the Nagorno Karabakh negotiation process, Armenia-Turkey relations, as
well as the situation in Iraq and other matters in both regions. As
Noyan Tapan was informed by the RA Foreign Ministry’s Press amd
Information Department, earlier in the day, Syrian President Bashar
al-Assad also received the Armenian delegation. Minister Oskanian
informed him about political and economic developments within Armenia
and in the region. President Assad expressed his appreciation at the
traditionally warm relations between Armenians and Syrians and said
that should serve as a foundation for deepening ties, especially
in the economic sphere. The Minister’s Damascus visit concluded
with a reception at the embassy, attended by representatives of
community organizations and religious leaders. On Sunday, the Minister
participated in Aleppo in the 100th anniversary celebration of the
Armenian General Benevolent Union and the 75th anniversary celebration
of the Armenian Youth Association.

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