17:40, 27 February, 2013

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 27, ARMENPRESS: Foreign Minister of Armenian Republic
Edward Nalbandian on February 26 visited Austrian Parliament, where
he had a meeting with Fritz Neugebauer, the Second President of
the National Council of Austria, as well as with other members of
the parliament.

As Armenpress was informed from press, informational and public
relations department of Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
participants of the meeting had discussed issues on the development
of Armenian-Austrian cooperation, activation of relations between the
parliaments of the two states, as well as issues related to cooperation
of Armenian and Austrian delegations in frames of parliamentary
assemblies of international organizations. Interlocutors also reached
an agreement on organizing the visit of Austria-Armenia parliamentary
friendship group to Yerevan.

Presidential elections of Armenia have been also touched on during
the meeting. In this context, participants of the meeting, who were
observing presidential elections in Armenia, noted that elections
were held in accordance with all international standards.

On the request of Austrian deputies Edward Nalbandian presented efforts
of Armenia and international community aimed at the settlement of
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Interlocutors referred to the cooperation between Armenia and the EU,
as well as the reforms implementing in Armenia.

Afterwards Edward Nalbandian gave an interview to ~SAustrian news
agency~T on external policy of Armenia and the reforms of the country.

Meeting of Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian with Lamberto
Zannier, Secretary General of OSCE, as well as Minister~Rs speech at
5th United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Forum are scheduled for
February 27.

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