YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Armenian President Robert Kocharian met with US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State on European Affairs Lynn Pascoe on February 25. Pascoe is in Yerevan for the annual meeting of regional US ambassadors. During the meeting–Armenian-American bilateral relations and the wide range of regional problems were discussed.
Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanian met with Pascoe on the same day. During their meeting–issues concerning the Armenian-American relations–the situation and problems in the region–Armenian-Turkish relations–the process of the struggle against terrorism and–especially–the situation in the Central Asia and Afghanistan–as well as the Karabakh conflict settlement and the oncoming visit of the co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk group–were discussed.