U.S. TO CONTINUE EFFORTS AIMED AT SETTLEMENT OF ARMENIAN-TURKISH RELATIONS
Jan 17 2007
YEREVAN, JANUARY 17, NOYAN TAPAN. During the January 17 meeting,
the Armenian foreign minister Vartan Oskanian and the U.S. Deputy
Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Bryza discussed issues on
the agenda of bilateral cooperation. They expressed satisfaction
at the high level of Armenia-U.S. dialog. In particular, Armenia’s
contribution to international peacekeeping operations in Iraq and
Kosovo was underlined, and the possibility of involvement of the RA
in Afghanistan was considered.
M. Bryza briefly presented the results of the recent visit of
the Turkish president to the U.S, particularly, the attitudes to
settlement of Armenian-Turkish relations, which both sides expressed
during this visit. M. Bryza restated that the U.S. administration
intends to continue its efforts in order to ensure the settlement of
relations between Armenia and Turkey as quickly as possible.
According to the RA MFA Press and Information Department, the sides
also spoke about the upcoming presidential elections in Armenia,
attaching importance of holding free and fair elections in the country.