SYRIAN PRESIDENT'S VISIT TO MARK NEW START IN ARMENIAN-SYRIAN RELATIONS

PanARMENIAN.Net/
02.06.2009 16:09 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ On June 2, President Serzh Sargsyan received Syrian
FM Valed Muallem in Yerevan. During the meeting, President stressed
that Armenia attaches importance to development of friendly ties and
bilateral cooperation with Syria. Recalling former Syrian President
Khazef Asad's visit to Armenia 30 years ago, Mr. Sargsyan noted
that incumbent President Bashar Assad is to arrive in our country
in a fortnight. Parties agreed that the visit will mark new start in
Armenian-Syrian relations. Syrian FM stressed the importance of active
political dialogue and extended cooperation (especially trade-economic)
between Yerevan and Damask.

Parties also discussed issues concerning stability and security in
South Caucasus, attaching primary importance to peaceful conflict
settlement. Serzh Sargsyan welcomed Syria's balanced approach to
regional problems. In his turn, Valed Muallem introduced situation in
Near East and process of settling existing conflicts, RA President's
Press Service reports.