OSCE SEC GEN. HOPES FOR RATIFICATION OF ARMENIAN-TURKISH PROTOCOLS

news.am
Dec 3 2009
Armenia

RA Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian held a meeting with Secretary
General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
(OSCE) Mark Peren d'Brishambo as part of the OSCE Foreign Ministers'
conference in Athens.

The press service of the RA Foreign Office told NEWS.am that the sides
discussed the OSCE's activities and exchanged views on OSCE reforms.

Minister Nalbandian pointed out that Armenia attaches high importance
to the OSCE's role in ensuring security and cooperation in Europe
and intends to continue close cooperation with the organization.

At the OSCE Secretary Genera's request, Minister Nalbandian outlined
the progress in the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process as well as the
results of the Armenian-Azerbaijani presidential meeting in Munich.

The sides also discussed the Armenia-Turkey reconciliation. Mr. Mark
Peren d'Brishambo voiced his support for the step toward reconciliation
and expressed hope that the Armenian-Turkish protocols will be
ratified, and the sides will start implementing the bilateral
agreements.