USA OFFERS ARMENIA TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN 2008 PRESIDENTIAL POLLS
Oct 24 2007
Yerevan, 24 October: During a meeting with Armenian Prime Minister
Serzh Sargsyan on Tuesday [23 October] in Washington, US Secretary
of State Condoleezza Rice expressed on behalf of the US government
readiness in case of necessity to assist the Armenian authorities in
the solution of technical problems while organizing the presidential
elections of 2008.
As Mediamax was told in the press service of the Armenian government,
the sides discussed a wide circle of issues, including the process of
the Karabakh conflict settlement, the relations of Armenia with the
neighbours, issues of energy and security, as well as the participation
of the Armenian military in international peacekeeping operations.
Touching upon the topic of Nagornyy Karabakh, Serzh Sargsyan and
Condoleezza Rice stressed the importance of acceleration of the
negotiation process. As the Armenian prime minister noted, the
militant statements of the Azerbaijani authorities do not promote
the activization of the peace talks at all.
Tuesday evening Serzh Sargsyan also had a meeting with the leadership
of the Armenian Assembly of America (AAA).