YEREVAN, JANUARY 17, ARTSAKHPRESS. Armenian FM Ararat Mirzoyan, who is in Vienna on a working visit, met with Austrian Federal Minister of European and Foreign Affairs Alexander Schallenberg on January 17.
As ARMENPRESS was informed byfrom the MFA Armenia, the Armenian and Austrian Foreign Ministers noted with satisfaction that there is an active political dialogue between the two countries and expressed readiness to take active steps to further enrich the bilateral agenda. In this context, the development of trade and economic cooperation, the activation of business ties and the implementation of investment programs were emphasized.
During the meeting, Minister Mirzoyan presented to his counterpart the day-by-day worsening humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh as a result of Azerbaijan’s blocking of the Lachin Corridor, stressing that Azerbaijan’s actions aimed at etnic cleansing of the Nagorno-Karabakh Armenians. The Armenian FM emphasized the imperative of clear actions by international partners to stop the inhuman blockade of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The parties also exchanged ideas on the EU monitoring mission that ended on December 19, 2022 and the implementation of a possible new mission.
Regional issues, Armenian-Austrian cooperation in international organizations and promotion of common agendas were also discussed at the meeting.