ARMENIAN FM, US SECRETARY OF STATE DISCUSS WIDE RANGE OF ISSUES

YEREVAN, June 10. /ARKA/. RA Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan and US
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice discussed a wide range a wide
range of issues of the Armenian-American agenda. The press and
information department, RA Foreign Office reports that the sides
addressed the dynamically developing bilateral relations, pointing out
that a political dialogue is developing between the two countries,
trade and economic cooperation is expanding, and the USA's
participation in humanitarian programs continues. The US Secretary of
State appreciated Armenia's involvement in battle against terrorist
and in rehabilitation programs in Iraq. The sides also addressed
domestic developments and democratic processes in Armenia. Minister
Oskanyan also informed the US Secretary of State of the latest
developments in the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement process. The sides
exchanged views on the situation in the South Caucasus and on the
Armenian-Turkish relations. During his visit to the USA, Minister
Vardan Oskanyan is to make a speech at the Brookings Institute. Next
day the RA Foreign Minister is to leave for Bejing. P.T. -0--