WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Armenpress) — Armenia’s Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian arrived in New Zealand on August 9 on a state visit.
Nalbandian met with New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully. Welcoming his Armenian counterpart, McCully said, “You took a great step accepting my invitation and travel- ing this huge distance which shows the readi- ness of Armenia to give a new quality to our bilateral relations.”
Nalbandian mentioned that this was the first visit by an Armenian foreign minis- ter to New Zealand since diplomatic ties were established 20 years ago.
During bilateral talks, the two men agreed that embassies need to be established in their respec- tive countries in order to further cooperation.
The two also discussed international issues.
Nalbandian spoke about Armenia’s security poli- cy in the Caucasus. In this context he praised the balanced position of New Zealand towards the