ARMENPRESS

ARMENIAN FOREIGN MINISTER DELIVERS SPEECH AT 118th
MEETING OF COUNCIL OF EUROPE'S COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS

YEREVAN, MAY 8, ARMENPRESS: The 118-th meeting of
the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers took
place today in Strasbourg where the Armenian Foreign
Minister Edward Nalbandian delivered a speech.
Armenian Foreign Ministry press service told
Armenpress that noting that Armenia is facing the
issue of consolidating democracy, which is the
conscientious choice of the people, and that the
Armenian government is ready to undertake necessary
steps in that direction, the minister thanked the
Council of Europe, Committee of Ministers, PACE and
Human Rights Commissioner for the displayed support.
`We have passed a certain way but we realize that
there is still a lot to be done and believe that by
exerting necessary efforts we will overcome all the
difficulties and will continue the reforms more firmly
not only because we have assumed commitments but
because it is the conscientious choice of the Armenian
leadership and the people,' Nalbandian stated.
`With that aim, the newly elected president has
clearly expressed readiness to involve the public in
the process of political and economic reforms,
inviting all the political forces and public to unite
their efforts,' he said.
In his speech he also referred to the Nagorno
Karabakh conflict regulation and reconfirmed readiness
of Armenia to continue the negotiation process with
the mediation of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen.