ArmInfo.On September 24, Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan had a meeting with Foreign Minister of India Subrahmanyam Jaishankar within the framework of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Minister Mirzoyan presented to his colleague the consequences of the large-scale aggression unleashed by Azerbaijan against the sovereign territory of Armenia.
Ararat Mirzoyan emphasized the need for targeted statements addressed to Azerbaijan by international partners and the implementation of effective steps to prevent new aggressions. In this context, he particularly highlighted the position expressed by India during the urgent sessions of the UN Security Council.
Issues related to the normalization of relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan and the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict were also touched upon.
Ararat Mirzoyan and Subrahmanyam Jaishankar touched upon the development of Armenian-Indian relations. The Foreign Minister of Armenia highly appreciated the positions expressed by the Indian side on issues regarding Armenia on international platforms.
On the same day, Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan, at the invitation of the Foreign Minister of India, participated in the event dedicated to the 75th anniversary of India's independence and India-UN cooperation.
On September 24, within the framework of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan had a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Syrian Arab Republic, Faisal al-Mekdad.
Foreign Ministers discussed issues related to the development of bilateral relations based on traditional friendly ties, exchanged views on the prospects of cooperation in areas of mutual interest.
During the meeting, the interlocutors emphasized the role of the Armenian community of Syria in the development of relations between Armenia and Syria, stressing that despite the difficulties experienced during the Syrian crisis, it continues to play the role of a unique bridge between the two countries.
Ararat Mirzoyan and Faisal al-Mekdad addressed the issues of regional security and stability, stressing the need to resolve them through peaceful negotiations and dialogue.
Minister Mirzoyan presented the situation resulting from the aggression unleashed by Azerbaijan against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Armenia, highlighting the importance of establishing stability and security in the region as well as restraining the aggressor through efficient steps and relevant mechanisms by the international community.
The Foreign Minister of Armenia also touched upon the normalization process of Armenia-Turkey relations.
On September 24, Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan met with Foreign Minister of Iran Hossein Amir-Abdollahian within the framework of the UN General Assembly 77th session in New York.
Minister Mirzoyan presented the details of the aggression unleashed by Azerbaijan against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Armenia, particularly emphasizing the need for the immediate withdrawal of the Azerbaijani armed forces from the sovereign territories of the Republic of Armenia as well as the elimination of the consequences of the aggression. Referring to the importance of the international community's appropriate and adequate response to the maximalist policy of Azerbaijan, Ararat Mirzoyan highlighted the principled position of the Iranian side regarding the current situation and its resolution.
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian noted that Iran considers any change of borders and geopolitical situation in the region inadmissible. Both sides emphasized the importance of resolving the issues through peaceful negotiations.
During the meeting, the Foreign Ministers of the two countries commended the high level of Armenian- Iranian relations based on centuries-old friendship. The importance of joint efforts aimed at enriching the bilateral agenda, especially in the spheres of energy, information technology, agriculture, tourism, transport, and infrastructure was highlighted.
On September 24, Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan had a meeting with the United Nations Under-Secretary-General holding the post of High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Miguel Angel Moratinos in New York.
Ararat Mirzoyan highlighted the importance of the activities of the UN Alliance of Civilizations aimed at the harmony between civilizations, and the promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue.
The Foreign Minister of Armenia touched upon the consequences of Azerbaijan's recent aggression against the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia, emphasizing the importance of clear condemnation of the aggressor state by international structures.
Minister Mirzoyan also emphasized the need to preserve the Armenian cultural and religious heritage in the territories fallen under Azerbaijani control as a result of the 44-day war. The Armenian side noted that Azerbaijan's deliberate destruction of the monuments of Armenian cultural heritage is a challenge not solely for Armenia, but also for all of humanity.