Both Baku and Yerevan have expressed their satisfaction with their achievements in the field of foreign policy in 2011.
The Armenian President Serz Sargsyan attended a reception at the Armenian Foreign Ministry. According to the Press Service of the Armenian President, quoted by news.am President Sargsyan congratulated the staff of the Foreign Ministry. “We have worked well this year. We tried to protect our national interest as much as we could. This proves that we should improve all the time. We should achieve better results next year,” Sargsyan said.
In a seperate event, the Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan said that Armenia registered a breakthrough year in developing relations with the EU. Sargsyan was speaking at a meeting with the newly appointed head of the EU Delegation in Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea.
In the meantime in Baku Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said that 2011 was successful for Azerbaijan as a whole, and for foreign policy. In an interview with TREND News Agency Mammadyarov said that "Azerbaijan's election to the UN Security Council by 155 votes means that the country has already been perceived by the world community as a reliable partner". He added that "the election of Azerbaijan, which is a young country, to such an influential organization, while celebrating the 20th anniversary of restoring its independence, says that its foreign policy is balanced and built in the right direction".
source: commonspace.eu with news.am and trend.az