E. Nalbandian Discusses A Number Of Issues In Washington



Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian who is in Washington on a
working visit met on July 16 with the U.S. Assistant State Secretary
Daniel Fried.

Armenian Foreign Ministry press service told Armenpress that
during the meeting the sides discussed issues of the agenda of
Armenian-U.S. relations. They also referred to the issues on ensuring
stability and security in the region and ways of their solution.

Minister Nalbandian and Assistant Secretary D. Fried exchanged thoughts
over the reasons and consequences of post-electoral developments in
Armenia and the steps the Armenian authorities are carrying out for
overcoming the situation.

The interlocutors also discussed prospects of regulation of
Armenia-Turkish relations.

On the same day the foreign minister met with the OSCE Minsk Group
U.S. co-chairman Matthew Bryza and the sides discussed details of the
Nagorno Karabakh conflict regulation process, results of the recent
visit of the co-chairs to the region as well as new opportunities of
the meeting of Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents.

Speaking about the continuation of negotiations the foreign minister
noted that the military rhetoric of Azerbaijan and threats of
re-starting war do not get relevant assessment by the international
community and makes the process of formation of atmosphere of trust
at the negotiations more difficult.

On the second half of the day Nalbandian conducted separate meetings
with the heads of Armenian-American organizations.