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of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
of the Republic of Armenia
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Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian meets Foreign Minister
of Syria Walid Al-Muallem

On June 2, Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian met Foreign
Minister of Syrian Arab Republic Walid Al-Muallem who is in Armenia on
a two-day working visit.

Minister Nalbandian highly appreciated the Armenian-Syrian relations
and stressed that Armenian and Syrian nations are tied with
history-proven friendship and mutual sympathy, and emphasized the fact
that on the invitation of President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan,
President of Syrian Arab Republic Bashar al-Assad will visit Armenia
in two weeks and that will promote the enhancement and further
deepening of relations between Armenia and Syria.

Edward Nalbandian expressed satisfaction that the agreements reached
during his visit to Damascus in February 2009 have been quickly
implemented and Armenian Embassy was provided with a comfortable
building in Damascus.

Expressing his gratitude for a warm reception, Minister Al-Muallem
mentioned that he visits friendly Armenia with great pleasure. Syrian
Foreign Minister attached importance to the intensification of
political dialogue, development of Armenian-Syrian relationship in
different areas, especially stressing the necessity of deepening of
economic cooperation and intensification of cultural exchanges.

Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Syria had a detailed discussion on a
wide range of issues concerning further enlargement of Armenian-Syrian

The two had comprehensive talks on strengthening of stability and
security in the South Caucasus region. Ministers emphasized the
importance of settling the existing problems by the means of peaceful

Walid Al-Muallem presented to his Armenian counterpart the process of
settlement of Middle East problems and Syrian approaches on those

The meeting was followed by the joint press conference of Foreign
Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian and Foreign Minister of Syria
Walid Al-Muallem.