Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Foreign Ministry representatives discuss strengthening of trade-economic cooperation between Ukraine and Armenia in Yerevan

Ukrainian-Armenian political consultations took place in Yerevan at the level of deputy foreign ministries. Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister K.Yeliseyev headed the Ukrainian delegation, the Armenian delegation was led by G. Garibdjanian, the Foreign Ministry website reports.

The parties discussed urgent issues of a political dialogue, as well as the way of strengthening trade and economic cooperation. In this context, the parties reached an agreement on holding a current meeting of the Joint Intergovernmental Ukrainian-Armenian Commission on Economic Cooperation in 2008, as well as a joint business forum. The parties agreed that strengthening of trade and economic relations will be promoted through further enhancement of interregional cooperation between the two countries.

In the context of the discussion on the cooperation prospects in the sphere of science, culture and education it was agreed to hold Days of Armenian Culture in Ukraine in early summer. The parties exchange opinions on consolidation of interaction between Kyiv and Yerevan on their way toward European integration, as well as within the frames of international organizations. Among urgent issues discussed at the meeting were those of regional cooperation, ways for settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the situation in Kosovo, as well as the situation around introduction of the Moratorium on Fulfillment of the Agreement on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe by Russia.

During his stay in Yerevan Kostyantyn Yeliseyev participated in the opening ceremony of an exhibition dedicated to the 90th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Armenia.