Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian had a meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the 5th Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations in Vienna. The Secretary General asked to convey his congratulations to Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan on re-election and wished him success during the second term in office.
During the meeting the parties exchanged views on issues on UN agenda. Edward Nalbandian reiterated that Armenia will continue its active involvement in the UN and its agencies.
At Ba Ki-moon’s request, Minister Nalbandian presented the efforts of Armenia and the international community towards the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. In this context the UN Secretary General expressed his support to the activity of the OSCE Minsk Group.
The interlocutors touched upon the situation in Syria and the problems facing Syrian Armenians.
In Vienna, Edward Nalbandian had a meeting with OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zanier.
The OSCE Secretary General asked to convey his congratulations to the Armenian President on re-election and praised the positive assessment of the Armenian presidential elections by the OSCE Observation Mission.
The interlocutors exchanged views on Armenia’s active involvement in the activities within the framework of the OSCE and the process of settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
Also, Edward Nalbandian met with Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi. The parties discussed bilateral and international issues.