YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Armenia and Yugoslavia–Vardan Oskanian and Goran Svilanovic–discussed the possibilities of developing economic–cultural and political ties between Armenia and Yugoslavia. The Armenian foreign minister said the main purpose of his visit was to reactivate political and economic relations between Armenia and Yugoslavia. The two stressed the importance of forming a legal framework between the two states–which will enable Armenian and Yugoslav entrepreneurs to cooperate in various fields.
According to the Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia–the ministers signed an agreement regarding cooperation between industries of Armenia and Serbia and a Protocol on Military-Industrial Cooperation.
Oskanian met with Yugoslavia’s President Kostunica–Prime Minister Peshic–Speaker of the House of Commons of the country’s parliament Michunovic as well as with Patriarch Pavel VI.
The same day the Armenian delegation left for Kosovo where they met with the leader of the People’s League of Kosovo Ibrahim Rugova–who spoke about the situation in Kosovo–his approaches to the future status of Kosovo–as well as prospects of development of the situation in the region.
Minister Oskanian–in his turn–presented the situation in Armenia–and spoke about the latest developmen’s in the Karabakh peace process–and Armenia’s position concerning the future status of Nagorno Karabakh. Oskanian said that there were similarities between the two regions. "Both of us are very interested in knowing what’s going on in our respective regions so that we can learn from each other and not make the mistakes of one other."
During the visit Minister Oskanian also met with representatives of the OSCE and UMIK–who spoke about their planned missions during the elections in Kosovo in November. In Montenegro the Armenian delegation met with President Jukanovic–the prime minister and the minister of foreign affairs