VARTAN OSKANIAN MET LEBANESE FM

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian, who is on three day visit to Lebanon met yesterday with Mahmoud Hammoud, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants. During the meeting the parties discussed a number of questions of mutual and international interests. The interlocutors expressed satisfaction with the level of cooperation within various international structures. They also pointed out to the necessity of Armenia-Lebanon regular conferences regulated by interdepartmental protocol signed in 2000. The parties highly appreciated the close ties and friendship between the two nations and presented their positions on a number of international issues, particularly on UN reforms and development in the Near East. Vartan Oskanian in general outline presented the process of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement as well as the Armenian-Turkish relations.
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