April 30 2010

Vice-Speaker of the RA Parliament Arevik Petrosyan held a meeting
Apr. 30 with Finnish Ambassador to Armenia Petri Salo.

The RA Parliament's press service informed that during the
meeting, Vice-Speaker A. Petrosyan pointed out that the Armenian
delegation returned to Armenia greatly impressed with Finland.

At Ambassador Salo's request, Chairman of the Committee on Finance,
Credit and Budgetary Affairs, RA Parliament, Gagik Minasyan, who is
also Head of the Armenian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly
of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), informed him of the
Parliamentary Assembly's work. The sides exchanged views on the
possibility of cooperation between the BSEC Parliamentary Assembly
and its counterpart in the Baltic States.

The sides also discussed issues of bilateral economic cooperation,
as well as cooperation within international agencies. The sides
addressed the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide and
global financial crisis.