August 11, 2009 - 20:21 AMT
Position of Ukraine in GUAM, a cause for concern in Armenia
Today the chairman of the Standing Committee on European Integration of the RA National Assembly Naira Zohrabyan received the Ambassador of Ukraine to Armenia Alexander Bozhko .

During the meeting officials discussed issues of European integration of the two states, as well as Eastern Partnership programs.

Naira Zohrabyan and Alexander Bozhko stressed the significance of intensifying bilateral relations between states, as well as developing parliamentary diplomacy and the need to exchange of experience in constitutional and other areas.

Addressing the issue of Ukraine's participation in GUAM, Naira Zohrabyan mentioned that the position of Ukraine on certain issues causes concern and expressed hope that Ukraine will take a more balanced position on priority matters for Armenia. She also noted that any issue or problem can be solved through discussions.

According to Naira Zohrabyan, a memorandum of inter-parliamentary cooperation signed between Armenia and Ukraine does not serve its purpose and proposed to take steps to activate the provisions set forth in the memorandum.

The parties have agreed that, despite some differences, further cooperation between the sides is possible around prior interests, press service of RA National Assembly reports.