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AGREEMENT ON VISA-FREE REGIME FOR PERSONS WITH DIPLOMATIC PASSPORTS SIGNED BETWEEN ARMENIA AND BULGARIA

September 17, 2002 - 23:55 AMT  09:36 GMT
Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Bulgaria Vardan Oskanian and Solomon Passi signed the document in New York September 16.

RA FOREIGN MINISTER AND US STATE SECRETARY ASSISTANT DISCUSSED ISSUES OF ARMENIAN-AMERICAN MILITARY COOPERATION

September 17, 2002 - 23:42 AMT  09:36 GMT
The sides spoke about the issues of bilateral relations as well as US interests in the Caucasian region.

UN SECRETARY GENERAL PLANS TO VISIT SOUTH CAUCASIAN STATES

September 17, 2002 - 22:49 AMT  09:36 GMT
Annan stated he supports the OSCE Minsk group's attempts aiming at settling the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

TURKEY PLANNED INCURSION TO ARMENIA AND GEORGIA IN 1993, EX-AMBASSADOR OF GREECE TO RA STATES

September 17, 2002 - 22:47 AMT  09:36 GMT
In the book named "The Caucasian chronicle: the establishment of state and diplomacy in Armenia, 1993-1994" that was issued the other day in the USA, Chrysanthopoulos states that in 1993 when the tension between president of Russia Boris Yeltsin and the parliament of the state reached a summit, Russian Speaker of that time Ruslan Khasbulatov concluded covert treaties with Turkish Premier Tansu Chiller.

MEETING OF SECRETARIES OF SECURITY COUNCILS OF RUSSIA, GEORGIA, ARMENIA AND AZERBAIJAN POSTPONED

September 17, 2002 - 22:32 AMT  09:36 GMT
As Georgian Security Council head Tedo Japaridze stated, "there are some points" that make us think of advisability of holding such a meeting at this stage.

GEORGIAN DEFENSE MINISTER DELIVERED EDWARD SHEVARDNADZE'S MASSAGE REGARDING SITUATION IN PANKISI GORGE TO ARMENIAN PRESIDENT

September 17, 2002 - 22:30 AMT  09:36 GMT
The issues of the Armenian-Georgian military cooperation were also discussed at the meeting.

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT'S ADMINISTRATION HEAD TO ARRIVE IN YEREVAN

September 17, 2002 - 19:49 AMT  09:36 GMT
Voloshin plans to discuss a number of issues of bilateral cooperation with the Armenian leadership. The head of the administration of the Russian president will meet with his Armenian counterpart, Armenian head Robert Kocharian, Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II.

MEETING OF ARMENIAN FOREIGN MINISTER AND OSCE MINSK GROUP CO-CHAIR TOOK PLACE IN NEW YORK

September 17, 2002 - 19:30 AMT  09:36 GMT
At the meeting, results of the recent meeting of the Armenian and Azeri presidents as well as issues regarding the coming visit of the MG co-chairs to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone were discussed.

ARMENIAN FOREIGN MINISTER MET WITH HIS FOREIGN COLLEAGUES IN NEW YORK

September 17, 2002 - 19:29 AMT  09:36 GMT
In New York, Armenian and Lebanese foreign minister Vardan Oskanian and Mahmoud Hammoud discussed the situation in the Middle East and recent development of Palestinian-Israeli issue.

ARMENIAN PREMIER AND GEORGIAN DEFENSE MINISTER AGREED ON JOINT SETTLEMENT OF REGIONAL ISSUES

September 17, 2002 - 19:20 AMT  09:36 GMT
At the meeting, Markarian stated concerns regarding the hard social state of Armenians in Samtskhe-Javakhetia region of Georgia and expressed readiness of Armenia to assist in development and implementation of program of social economic development of the region.
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