ArmInfo. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who is on a working visit to the People's Republic of China, held a meeting with Premier of the PRC State Council Li Keqiang. According to the press service of the RA government, the PRC Premier welcomed Nikol Pashinyan's visit to China.
He expressed confidence that this visit will assist in the further development and strengthening of Armenian-Chinese relations. At the same time, the head of the Chinese government added that good foundations are being created to give bilateral relations a new impetus. "We can closely cooperate in various fields, especially, taking into account the much communality that exist between our countries," Li Keqiang stressed.
The RA Prime Minister, expressing gratitude for the warm welcome, noted that he was pleased with this meeting. "The Dialogue of Asian Civilizations" is very important for us. The opening of the conference took place, which is impressive. This conference is a good opportunity to discuss issues of further cooperation. I am very pleased with this opportunity and meeting with you at this event. Armenia and China have many common interests I think that this visit will be a new impetus for working around those programs around which the interests of Armenia and China are represented, "said Nikol Pashinyan, stressing the importance of interaction between the parties in such directions like industry, transportation, information technology.
Li Keqiang also attached importance to the further development of bilateral economic ties. He noted that the approaches of the Chinese side coincide with the priority directions voiced by Prime Minister Pashinyan.
During the meeting, the interlocutors discussed issues relating to the expansion and deepening of bilateral trade, cooperation in industry, transport, information technology and agriculture. The project of construction of the North-South highway and cooperation on other infrastructure programs implemented in Armenia was also discussed. The parties discussed the possibilities of implementing joint projects under the "One Belt, One Road" initiative, in particular, the implementation of programs in the areas of road transport, railways, and information infrastructures.
Then the prime ministers of the two states discussed issues of economic relations during the dinner. The meeting was attended by the Minister of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies of the Republic of Armenia Hakob Arshakyan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PRC and the Minister of Industry and Information Technology of the PRC.