Source Pravda.Ru

Armenian Foreign Minister to arrive in Moscow

Armenian foreign minister Vardan Oskanyan will arrive in Moscow on an official visit on Monday. An exchange of opinions on the entire complex of bilateral relations as well as on most important international and regional problems is expected to be conducted during the visit.

An official spokesman for the Russian foreign ministry Alexander Yakovenko reported that one of the priority issues to be discussed will be the Russian-Armenian trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation, and a special accent will be made on the Nagorno-Karabakh problem.

The sides will also discuss the coordination of the efforts of the two countries' foreign ministries in the improvement of the situation in the Caucasus, settlement of conflicts in the region, the creation of the atmosphere of trust for developing all-Caucasian security.

The sides will also consider interaction with the CIS, by using the Collective Security Treaty Organisation, (Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan) and the EURASEC (except Armenia which, just as Ukraine and Moldova, has the status of an observer.

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov is expected to hold negotiations with Vardan Oskanyan.

The visit will last till July 7.