RA President And Turkish Prime Minister Positively Estimate Results


Noyan Tapan

Jan 30, 2009

DAVOS, JANUARY 30, NOYAN TAPAN. RA President Serzh Sargsyan met with
RF Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in the evening of January 29. The
sides summed up the positive tendencies recorded in the economic
cooperation sphere in 2008 expressing confidence that annual commodity
circulation between the two countries, the index already exceeding
1bn dollars creates good bases for further success. During the meeting
the interlocutors touched upon a wide range of issues on the bilateral
relations agenda.

The same day S. Sargsyan met with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip
Erdogan. The sides attached importance to the breakthrough in the
process of normalizing the Armenian-Turkish relations that took place
after the 2008 September 6 meeting between the Armenian and Turkish
Presidents, the continuation of which were further meetings between
the two countries’ Foreign Ministers. S. Sargsyan and Tayyip Erdogan
positively estimated the results of their first meeting and instructed
the two countries’ Foreign Ministers to exert additional efforts for
normalizing the relations.

As Noyan Tapan was informed by the RA President’s Press Office,
S. Sargsyan also had a meeting with President of Switzerland
Hans-Rudolf Merz. The interlocutors stressed the current high level
of both bilateral relations and relations within the framework of
international organizations. S. Sargsyan thanked for assistance
provided to Armenia by the government of Switzerland, as well as
emphasized Switzerland’s permanent balanced position during discussion
of issues regarding Armenia at international organizations.

During the meeting they also touched upon overcoming the consequences
of the world financial-economic crisis and settlement of the current
regional problems.