October 25, 2010 - 18:12 AMT
Armenia, African Union to develop relations

On October 25, in Addis-Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, Armenian Ambassador to Egypt Armen Melkonyan handed over credentials on his appointment Armenia’s plenipotentiary representative in the African Union (an international intergovernmental organization consisting of 53 African states. successor of the Organization of African Unity) to Chairperson of the African Union Commission Jean Ping.

Outlooks for development of mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields between Armenia and the African Union (AU), as well as its member states were in the focus of the meeting.

Armen Melkonyan briefed Jean Ping on Armenia’s foreign policy priorities, as well as the country’s active participation in international and regional processes. Besides, Armenia’s Ambassador to Egypt referred to negotiations around the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement.

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission hailed the Armenian government’s intention to have a representative in the AU, expressing willingness to develop relations with Armenia, the RA MFA press service reported.