ArmInfo. RA NA Speaker Ara Babloyan noted with satisfaction during the meeting with German Ambassador to Armenia Matthias Kiesler that the relations between Armenia and Germany are becoming stronger and deeper from year to year.
As the press service of the parliament told ArmInfo, Babloyan also expressed gratitude to the German government for the constant assistance to Armenia in the implementation of numerous effective programs in the republic. Highly appreciating the steps taken by Germany in important issues for Armenia, the head of the legislative body of Armenia expressed gratitude to the Bundestag for adopting the resolution on recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide.
The NA Chairman noted that Armenia, as a country transferred to the parliamentary form of government, closely follows the elections of the German Bundestag, which has extensive experience of parliamentary government. Touching upon regional problems, Babloyan stressed the importance of the reforms in Armenia and noted: "The carriers of European values and the countries that do not carry them can not be on the same plane." Armenia, unlike some neighboring countries, has made serious progress in matters of democracy, the absence in our country of political persecution, fair and transparent elections, approaches to freedom of speech and the protection of human rights. "At the same time, the NA Speaker highly assessed the Ambassador's activity and expressed his gratitude to the first Ambassador of Germany in Armenia, who in due time contributed to the development of children's hematology in our country.In turn, Kisler assured the speaker of the National Assembly that he will continue to promote the development and deepening of ties between friendly countries.
At the same time, the Ambassador stressed the importance of cooperation with the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia and especially highlighted the joint work of the German International Cooperation Society (GIZ) and the NA Standing Committee on Financial-Credit and Budgetary Affairs, whose positive results are evident. Kisler expressed the hope that the newly elected parliament would cooperate with its German counterparts equally productively.
Referring to the adoption of the resolution on recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide by the Bundestag, the ambassador noted in particular: "By adopting this resolution, the Bundestag took an important step, and I feel the attitude of the Armenian people towards this step." The diplomat also touched on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and stressed that Germany excludes a military solution to the conflict. The Ambassador presented to the speaker of the National Assembly his observations on the reforms of recent years in Armenia and noted that progress is obvious - unlike other post-Soviet countries. According to the diplomat, in Armenia, politicians are ready to develop the country through reforms.