YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanian met Wednesday with a delegation from Thailand. This is the first time a Thai delegation has visited Armenia.
During the meeting the sides discussed possible ways of developing cooperation between the two countries. The head of the Thai delegation–deputy permanent secretary for foreign affairs–Savanit Kongsi pointed out that there are numerous prerequisites for bilateral cooperation.
Later–Oskanian expressed optimism that such visits will promote relations between the two countries. Oskanian then briefed the Thai delegation on the latest developmen’s in the Karabakh peace process.
Regarding parliamentary elections in Armenia–Oskanian pointed out that the current elections were held much more ethically than were previous ones. The major shortcoming during the elections was the inaccuracies in the voter lists.
Deputy Foreign Minister Armen Baiburdian and Permanent Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand Savanit Kongsiri signed a protocol which called for holding meetings between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Armenia and Thailand.
Baiburdian reportedly stressed the importance of holding such meetings in order to improve political relations between Armenia and Thailand.
Kongsiri–in turn–observed that the presence of several projects concerning Armenian-Thai cooperation in various spheres testifies to the fact that the establishment of a legal framework for bilateral cooperation is already under way.