Noyan Tapan
Nov 27, 2009

TOKYO, NOVEMBER 27, NOYAN TAPAN. During his official visit to Tokyo,
Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian was received by Japan's
Crown Prince Naruhito on November 26, the RA MFA Press and Information
Department reported.

E. Nalbandian informed Crown Prince Naruhito about Armenia's approaches
to a number of regional and international problems, also about the
purposes of his visit to Tokyo, the results of the meetings held the
day before and the reached agreements on expanding and deepening the
cooperation between Armenia and Japan in various spheres.

In the second half of the day, E. Nalbandian delivered an extensive
speech on Armenia's foreign policy at the Japan Institute of
International Affairs.

In response to the question about the constant threats of war made
by Azerbaijan, E. Nalbandian said: "Perhaps these threats are being
made in antcipation of applying pressure. Naturally this can impress
neither Armenia nor Karabakh. Such attempts make the international
community form an obviously negative impression of Azerbaijan".

E. Nalbandian went to the headquarters of Shimizu Corporation and
met with its management. The sides discussed the projects being
implemented by the corporation in Armenia and the opportunities of
their expansion. Shimizu representatives stated with satisfaction
that thanks to efficient cooperation with the Armenian government, new
environmentally friendly technologies have been introduced in Armenia.