| 13:09:08 | 10-06-2005 | Official |


On the first day of the two-day business visit to Washington RA Foreign
Minister Vardan Oskanyan had several meetings.

He was received by the US President advisor on security issues Steven
Hadley. During the meeting the perspectives of the peaceful settlement of
the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, as well as the Armenian-Turkish relations
were discussed. Steven Hadley was especially interested in the course of
realization of the democratic, electoral and constitutional reforms in

Minister Oskanyan also had meetings with the members of the Armenian group
in the US Congress. During the meeting the issues of the agenda of the
Armenian-American relations were discussed. Minister Oskanyan informed the
members of the Congress about the recent developments of the negotiations
over Nagorno Karabakh and the Armenian-Turkish relations. He thanked the
members of the Congress for the aid given to Armenia. Issues which can be
included in the works of the Armenia-American economic Commission were also

After the re-election of the US President George W. Bush this was Vardan
Oskanyan's first visit to Washington. Today the Minister will meet State
Secretary Condoleezza Rice, and will kmake a speech in the Brookings
institution, as well as in the National Press Club.