Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister Attends Non-Aligned Foreign Ministe


July 31, 2008

YEREVAN, JULY 31, ARMENPRESS: Armenian deputy foreign minister Gegham
Gharibjanian was in Tehran July 29-30 to attend the 15-th gathering
of foreign ministers of non-aligned countries. Armenia is represented
in this movement as an observer.

The press division of the Foreign Ministry told Armenpress that
the Armenian deputy minister had private conversations with foreign
ministers of Belarus, Turkmenistan, Lebanon, Syria, Kuwait and the
deputy prime minister of Kuwait who were in Tehran to discuss a set
of issues related to Armenia’s relations with these countries.

The press division said Gegham Gharibjanian had a conversation also
with Iranian Foreign Minister Manoucher Mottaki and conveyed the
letter of gratitude of Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian on
the occasion of inclusion of three Armenian churches in Eastern and
Western Atrpatakan provinces into the UNESCO list of World Heritage.

During the meeting the date of Edward Nalbandian’s visit to Iran was
reconfirmed and ideas were exchanged over the issues to be discussed
during his visit.

In view of the fact that Manoucher Mottaki is the Iranian cochairman of
the bilateral economic cooperation commission, the two men discussed
the status of agreements reached at the previous session of the
commission and outlined the agenda of the upcoming session scheduled
to take place in Tehran.

During the visit to Tehran Gegham Gharibjanian had also a brief meting
with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who asked him to convey his warm
greetings to Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan.