PRESIDENT SERZH SARKISIAN RECEIVES REPRESENTATIVE OF JEWISH COMMITTEE OF AMERICA, AMBASSADOR PETER ROSENBLAT

ARMENPRESS
May 29, 2008

YEREVAN, MAY 29, ARMENPRESS: President Serzh Sarkisian received today
a representative of the Jewish Committee of America, ambassador Peter
Rosenblatt, Barry Jeitobs, the Jewish Committee of America's director
for strategic studies, and Ross Vartian, the executive director of
the American-Armenian Public Committee.

The presidential press service quoted Serzh Sarkisian as saying
that Armenia is interested in deepening relationships with the USA
regarding it as an important guarantee of economic success, democratic
advancement and regional stability.

Ambassador Rosenblatt was quoted as saying that the Jewish Committee
of America is one of the leading organizations of the Jewish community
of USA being actively involved in international relations.

He said also that beginning since 1990-s they are paying greater
attention to the South Caucasian region watching closely all processes
and developments taking place here. He said representatives of the
Committee visited Armenia last in 1999.

Peter Rosenblatt attributed the interest of the Jewish Committee of
America in Armenia and Armenia-related issues to close ties with the
Armenian community of the USA.

The press service said the focus of their conversation was largely
on Armenian-Turkish relations and the opening of the border.

President Serzh Sarkisian once again stressed that Armenia is
interested in building natural relationships with all its neighbors,
adding also that the official Yerevan has many time come out for
unconditional normalization of ties with Ankara.

The presidential press office said they also exchanged ideas on
Israel-Armenia relationships.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress