Armenian And Slovak Foreign Ministers Sign Air Communication Agreeme


Noyan Tapan
March 18, 2010

YEREVAN, MARCH 18, NOYAN TAPAN. Armenian Foreign Minister Edward
Nalbandian and Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak signed on
March 18 a bilateral agreement on air communication and a memorandum
on cooperation of the foreign ministries of the two countries in the
field of European integration.

Announcing that at a press conference on the same day, E. Nalbandian
said that a wide range of issues related to promotion of the political
dialog, strengthening the legal and contractual field, and development
of cooperation at international organizations and in the spheres of
culture and education were discussed during the negotiations with
Slovak counterpart. Both sides attached special importance to the
encouragement of trade and economic ties, to which the Armenian-Slovak
business forum would contribute. During the forum, businessmen of
two countries will have an opportunity to establish links with each
other and discuss the possibility of carrying out numerous projects.

The Armenian foreign minister informed his Slovak counterpart
about the latest developments in the Karabakh conflict settlement
negotiations. They also exchanged ideas on the Armenian-Turkish
normalization process and discussed some other international and
regional problems.

M. Lajcak said there are no problems between Armenia and Slovakia. At
the same time he noted that the potential for developing economic
cooperation and increasing the commodity turnover between the two
countries is not used. According to him, Slovak businessmen are
interested in expanding cooperation with Armenia. He said that the
Slovak Republic is a EU member state and it is ready to share its
transformation process-related experience with Armenia.

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