PanArmenian News Network
Aug 4 2005

04.08.2005 08:17

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Today Armenian Prime Minister Andranik Margaryan
met with Egyptian Ambassador to Armenia Abla Abd Al-Chasan Osman,
reported the Press Service of the Armenian Government. In the course
of the meeting A. Margaryan condoled with the Ambassador on the act
of terrorism in Sharm El-Shek July 23. He emphasized that terrorism
as an evil be directed against the whole of the humanity should be
censured and condemned by everyone. Speaking of Armenian-Egyptian
political relations, Andranik Margaryan noted their high level,
specifically, within the framework of international organizations. He
added Armenia many times voted in support of Egypt's candidacy in
various UN structures in 2003-2004 and within planed UN reform
Armenia supports Egypt's candidacy in the Security Council. The
Armenian PM qualified the bilateral commercial and economic relations
as unsatisfactory. He noted however certain steps in the field were
made lately. In his turn Egyptian Ambassador expressed hope for the
PM's visit scheduled this autumn would promote development of economic
cooperation. Especially since the visit will be followed by the 4th
meeting of the Armenian-Egyptian Intergovernmental Commission, the
Armenian-Egyptian business forum and political consultations between
the MFAs of the two countries. In the course of the meeting the
parties discussed the program of retraining of Armenian specialists
by means of the Egyptian MFA Foundation of Technical Cooperation with
CIS countries, as well as the current cooperation and possible new
programs in health, culture, education, agriculture and others.