YEREVAN, JANUARY 11, ARMENPRESS: A spokesman for Armenian defense ministry said the US ambassador John Evans commended today Armenian defense minister Serzh Sarkisian for his repeated statements calling for a peaceful resolution of the Armenian-Azeri conflict over Nagorno Karabagh.
The spokesman, Seyran Shahsuvarian, said the ambassador and the minister met today to wish one another Happy New year and expressed hope that the warm relations between the US and Armenia will continue through 2005.
The spokesman also said the two men spoke about the upcoming inspectoral visits within the frameworks of the Vienna agreement. He added the ambassador complimented the minister for his straightforwardness regarding the ongoing world developments and his broad outlook, which he said are contributing greatly to boosting bilateral relations.
Among other things the two men also discussed regular monitoring of the line of contact between Azeri and Armenian troops, exchange of PoWs and extending cooperation between various non-governmental organizations and the army.