Foreign visits
President Sargsyan participated in Kiev in inaugural ceremony of the President-elect of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovich

25.02.2010 - 25.02.2010

Today, President Serzh Sargsyan participated in Kiev in inaugural ceremony of the President-elect of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovich.

The Armenian delegation headed by the President comprises the leader of Prosperous Armenia political party Gagik Tsaroukian, Adviser to the President Andranik Manoukian, and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia to Ukraine Armen Khatchatrian.

After the swearing-in ceremony of the President-elect, which took place at the special session of Verkhovna Rada, the President of Armenia participated at the official reception and dinner held by Viktor Yanukovich in honor of the leaders of foreign states, who arrived in Kiev for the ceremony of inauguration, and conversed with his counterparts and other high ranking officials.

In his residence in Kiev, Serzh Sargsyan received the Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon. At the meeting discussed were issues pertinent to the Armenian-Turkish process of normalization.

The President of Armenia presented once again position of official Yerevan regarding the current stage of the process and noted that Armenia adheres to the principle of establishing relations with Turkey without preconditions. Philip Gordon reiterated support of the United States for the process. Hailing constructive position of the Armenian side throughout the entire process of normalization, he underlined that the ratification of the Protocols by the Parliaments of the two countries without tying them to other issues is essential for achieving positive results in normalizing relations.

The Armenian delegation headed by President Sargsyan will return to Yerevan today, late at night.

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