ArmInfo.Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan on the eve met with US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Ricker. According to the press service of the Armenian Foreign Ministry, the parties, touching upon the extensive agenda of bilateral cooperation, exchanged views on the implementation of the agreements in the framework of the Armenian-American strategic dialogue and the steps taken further.
In the context of the reforms carried out by the Government of Armenia, the Minister praised the consistent assistance of the American side to a number of programs and initiatives.
Mnatsakanyan and Riker exchanged views on the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan on December 4 and the subsequent statement by the heads of delegations of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries. In this context, the interlocutors noted the importance of creating an atmosphere conducive to peace: the preservation and strengthening of the ceasefire, as well as the implementation of agreements around the preparation of peoples for peace.