Foreign visits
Working visit of President Serzh Sargsyan to Kazakhstan

30.11.2010 - 02.12.2010

On December 01, in the capital of Kazakhstan Astana President Serzh Sargsyan participated at the 7th Summit of the OSCE. In the framework of the Summit, the President of Armenia met with the President of Slovenia Danilo Türk.

Presidents Sargsyan and Türk discussed issues pertaining to the development of the Armenian-Slovenian relations, cooperation of the two countries in the framework of international organizations and issues related to the regional security.

The President of Slovenia recalled warmly his official visit to Armenia last October, which according to President Türk, became an important impetus for the enhancement of bilateral relations, for identifying cooperation areas and for signing of a number of documents aimed at the strengthening of cooperation in different areas. Using the meeting as a nice opportunity, President Türk invited President Sargsyan to conduct an official visit to Slovenia next year. The invitation was accepted with gratitude.

President Serzh Sargsyan, who has arrived to the capital of Kazakhstan to participate at the OSCE Summit in Astana, held on December 01 a number of meetings with the Heads of State and heads of delegations. After meeting in the morning with the President of Slovenia Danilo Türk, in the afternoon President Sargsyan met with the President of European Council Herman Van Rompuy, the Head of the British delegation Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and the President of Serbia Boris Tadić.

With the President of European Council Herman Van Rompuy Serzh Sargsyan discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to the development of the Armenia-EU relations. In particular, the parties spoke about visa regime facilitation in the framework of the EU Eastern Partnership program, works aimed at the liberalization of trade, as well as about possible assistance of the EU to the process of reformation currently going on in our country. Serzh Sargsyan and Herman Van Rompuy discussed also issues related to the negotiations over the Armenia-EU Association Agreement which commenced last July.

At the meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister of Great Britain, President Serzh Sargsyan spoke about enhancing relations between Armenia and Great Britain and promotion of investments, as well as about deepening the Armenia-EU relations.

At the meeting between President Serzh Sargsyan and the President of Serbia Boris Tadić discussed were issues related to the Armenian-Serbian relations.

In the evening of December 01, President Serzh Sargsyan participated at the official reception held by President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbaev in honor of the Heads of delegations at the OSCE Summit.

On December 02, in the framework of the OSCE Summit in Astana President Serzh Sargsyan continued series of meetings with the Heads of states and delegations, and representatives of international organizations.

Serzh Sargsyan met with the President of Hungary Pal Schmitt and the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunya Miyatovich.

The Presidents of Armenia and Hungary stressed the existing warm and friendly relations of the two states which have been further strengthened by the creation of the Hungarian-Armenian friendship group in the Parliament of Hungary. President Sargsyan expressed gratitude to the people and authorities of Hungaria for their warm and kind attitude toward the Armenian community and creation of the favorable conditions for the community’s vitality.

Keeping in mind that next year Hungary will assume the EU Chairmanship, Serzh Sargsyan and Pal Schmitt spoke also about bilateral cooperation in international settings and the Armenia-EU relations. Pal Schmitt stressed the necessity of active cooperation of the two countries in the framework of the EU Eastern Partnership program.

President Sargsyan and the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunya Miyatovich discussed activities of the OSCE structures in our country and highlighted the significance of the structures’ work from the viewpoint of strengthening democracy, assistance in the process of reformation, and protection of basic human rights. Dunya Miyatovich noted that they also cooperate closely with the Armenian government and non-governmental organizations for the improvement of the media-related legislation. The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media said that steps taken by Armenia toward the decriminalization of defamation and libeling would enhance freedom of the media and with this regard noted that it could become a good example for other OSCE member states.

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