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    Aug 27 2004


    YEREVAN, AUGUST 27, ARMENPRESS: Armenian prime minister Andranik
    Margarian received today foreign minister of Denmark Per Stig
    Moellere. According to government press services, at the beginning of
    the meeting the prime minister congratulated the foreign minister on
    his birthday and wished him personal and business success. Referring
    to the issues of mutual interest, particularly the current pace of
    Armenian-Danish relations, the sides mentioned the necessity to give
    a new impetus to political cooperation as well as economic ties.
    According to Andranik Margarian, mutual high rank exchange visits can
    considerably contribute to that.
    During the visit the prime minister Andranik Margarian and foreign
    minister Per Stig Moellere referred to relations between Armenia and
    European Union (EU). Saying that Denmark is going to become a
    security council member at EU, Mr. Moellere asked the prime minister
    to present his views on the pace of integration of Armenia into
    European structures as well as regional developments. The Armenian
    prime minister noted that the assignment of special representative of
    EU in South Caucasus indicates rise of interest of EU towards the
    region. Similar high interest is also marked by the decision of EU
    June summit to include South Caucasus in Broader Europe: New
    Neighborhood Project. Underscoring the necessity of reaching long
    lasting peace, stability and security in the region, Andranik
    Margarian presented the dispositions of Armenia on the current state
    and prospects of relations with the neighboring countries. Speaking
    on cooperation with EU on Karabakh conflict resolution, the prime
    minister once against assured the stance of the Armenian government
    that the conflict should be solved only by peaceful ways which is
    also backed by EU in support for OSCE Minsk Group efforts. According
    to him, the Broader Europe: New Neighborhood Project will be a new
    stimulus for peaceful resolution of Nagorno Karabakh and other
    regional conflicts. Prime minister Andranik Margarian mentioned that
    cooperation with EU will contribute to relations with Denmark,
    including in the economic sphere which he said will be mutually
    beneficial for both sides.
    In terms of economic cooperation, the prime minister considered
    prospective the energy field. He attached importance to sharing of
    Danish experience on alternative sources of energy.
    At the end of the meeting, prime minister Andranik Margarian and
    foreign minister Per Stig Moellere conveyed the readiness of their
    governments to continue and develop cooperation between the two