ARMENIAN PRESIDENT MEETS WITH HIS…
Azat Artsakh Daily
26 Sep 08
Republic of Nagorno Karabakh [NKR]
SERBIAN AND LATVIAN COUNTERPARTS, U.S. STATE SECRETARY AND DELIVERS
SPEECH IN FRONT OF AMERICAN ARMENIAN COMMUNITY Armenian President Serzh
Sargsyan, who is New York to participate in the 63d session of the UN
General Assembly, had a number of bilateral meetings on September 24.
During the meeting with his Serbian counterpart Boris Tadic, the
sides underscored the necessity of further development of political,
economic and cultural relations between Armenia and Serbia. The two
presidents pointed out that there exists enough potential and concrete
steps are necessary for its effective usage. Serzh Sargsyan and Boris
Tadic pointed out that in spite of the geographic distance Armenian
and Serbian peoples have many historic-cultural similarities and warm
attitude towards each other.
With the request of the Serbian president, Serzh Sargsyan
presented Armenia’s approaches towards Karabakh conflict regulation,
Armenian-Turkish relations and recent developments in the region. Serzh
Sargsyan and Boris Tadic agreed that peaceful regulation of all the
conflicts is the way to progress and development of the region. The
Serbian president also pointed out the role of the Serbian-Armenian
community in further development of bilateral relations. Boris
Tadic also invited Serzh Sargsyan to pay visit to Belgrade. 20 On
the same day Serzh Sargsyan met with his Latvian counterpart Valdis
Zatlers. The two presidents said they are pleased with the level of
relations between Armenia and Latvia, underscored the necessity of
their further development. Serzh Sargsyan and Valdis Zatlers also
underscored cooperation within the framework of EU’s New Neighborhood
policy. In this respect Latvian president expressed readiness of
his country to support Armenia in European integration process. The
two presidents also referred to a number of regional issues. Valdis
Zatlers invited Armenian president to visit Riga.
Afterwards Armenian President visited New York’s "Metropolitan"
museum. On the second part of the day Armenian President received U.S.
State Secretary Condoleezza Rice. During the meeting the sides
discussed a wide-range of issues on Armenian-U.S. relations, regional
Serzh Sargsyan thanked the U.S. government for the support provided
to Armenia. In response, the secretary of state pointed out that
she has registered progress in Armenia’s political reforms which
is a good basis for continuing the support to Armenia. The sides
also referred to the process of negotiations over Nagorno Karabakh
conflict regulation. Armenian president reiterated Armenia’s readiness
to solve the conflict peacefully, through negotiations. Condoleezza
Rice underscored the peaceful regulation of the conflict and pointed o
ut that such solution of the conflict will promote the establishment
of peace and cooperation in the region. The state secretary also
congratulated the Armenian president for his initiative directed
towards the regulation of relations with Turkey and expressed hope
that the visit of the Turkish president to Armenia will be a beginning
of a future cooperation.
Late in the evening of September 24, Armenian president was present at
a reception organized on his honor where he delivered a speech. More
than 700 representatives of the American Armenian community were
present at the event.