Thursday, July 18 2019 12:54
Asya Balayan

Armenian FM met with Acting Assistant Secretary of State for European  and Eurasian Affairs in Washington

Armenian FM met with Acting Assistant Secretary of State for European  and Eurasian Affairs in Washington

ArmInfo. Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, who is on a visit to Washington to attend the second ministerial conference on freedom of religion, met yesterday with the US Acting Assistant Secretary of European and Eurasian  Affairs  Philip Reeker.  

Deputy US Assistant Secretary of State George Kent, Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group from the US Andrew Schofer, and Armenian Ambassador to the US Varuzhan Nersesyan also  participated in the meeting.

The interlocutors discussed a wide range of issues of the  Armenian-American partnership, emphasizing the mutual readiness to  expand and enrich the multi-sectoral cooperation agenda.  Touching  upon the first meeting of the Armenian-American strategic dialogue  held in Yerevan in May of this year, the Armenian Foreign Minister  welcomed the meeting in a similar format and at such a representative  level, reaffirming the Armenian side's commitment to implementing the  agreements reached during it.

According to the Minister, the Armenian-American strategic dialogue,  which includes numerous areas of cooperation, including scientific  and technical, energy, trade and economic, high-tech, innovation,  tourism, etc., also contributes to the promotion of the reforms  agenda being implemented in Armenia, including through the  implementation of targeted programs.

Mnatsakanyan presented to his interlocutor a broad agenda of reforms  implemented by the Armenian government, noting that the reforms in  the field of justice and the police were among the main priorities.   In this context, Minister Mnatsakanyan emphasized the importance of  combining and coordinating the assistance of various international  partners in order to ensure the stability and effectiveness of the  reforms.  During the meeting, the parties exchanged views on a number  of international and regional issues.  Touching upon the meeting of  the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Armenia and Azerbaijan, held on  June 20 in Washington, the interlocutors discussed efforts for a  peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict under the  auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group.

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