RA NA Speaker Hovik Abrahamyan Receives The Deputy Assistant Secreta

RA NA SPEAKER HOVIK ABRAHAMYAN RECEIVES THE DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS OF U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE TINA KAIDANOW

National Assembly of RA
Sept 14 2010
Armenia

On September 12 RA NA Speaker Hovik Abrahamyan received the Deputy
Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs of U.S.

Department of State Tina Kaidanow.

RA NA Speaker highly assessed the level of the existing relations
between Armenia and USA and thanked for the support being shown in
different spheres. Hovik Abrahamyan expressed willingness as Speaker
of Parliament to support the further strengthening and development
of the Armenian-American relations.

The Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs
of U.S. Department of State also highly assessed the level of
the relations between Armenia and USA, expecting that cooperation
would continue. In that process he considered necessary the role of
the parliament. In Tina Kaidanow’s opinion, the Armenian-American
relations will continue to have positive developments, and the visit
of the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton paid to Yerevan was
a signal that the U.S. is willing to develop the bilateral relations
with Armenia. The U.S. expects to continue the cooperation in different
spheres over the regional problems and the NK issue.

The interlocutors touched upon the NK issue settlement. Hovik
Abrahamyan noted that Armenia adhered to the peaceful settlement
of the issue through negotiations within the OSCE Minsk Group and
welcomed the efforts of the USA in that direction.

Tina Kaidanow agreed that the negotiations should go on within the
OSCE Minsk Group, and raising the issue in other instances could not
be useful for the settlement process.

The counterparts also touched upon the legislative reforms and the
role of the parliaments in the regional security problems.

From: A. Papazian

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