Armenian FM on visit to UK

Photo: www.mfa.am
Photo: www.mfa.am

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian continues his visit to the United Kingdom where today he was due to speak at the University of Oxford on issues of Armenia’s foreign policy.

Nalbandian’s two-day visit began on Monday as he met with his British counterpart, Foreign Secretary William Hague.

According to the Armenian Foreign Ministry’s press service, during the meeting the top British diplomat spoke about progress in bilateral relations between the two countries since Nalbandian’s last visit to the UK two years ago.

Nalbandian and Hague reportedly discussed steps to be taken to boost political dialogue, cooperation within international agencies as well as business links between Armenia and Great Britain. The two also addressed Armenia-European Union relations, with the British foreign secretary praising progress in the strengthening of cooperation between Yerevan and Brussels.

Issues of regional concern, including the crisis in Syria, negotiations around the Iranian nuclear program, the Karabakh conflict were also discussed during the meeting.

Later in the day FM Nalbandian also met with Speaker of the House of Lords, Baroness Frances D’Souza. Baroness Caroline Cox, a member of the House of Lords who chairs the British-Armenian Parliamentary Friendship Group, also attended the meeting.

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