ArmInfo. On June 14, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received Thomas Oppermann, Vice President of the German Bundestag. It is reported by the press service of the government.
According to the source, Pashinyan welcomed Oppermann's visit to Armenia and noted that this is a good opportunity to continue the dialogue on further development of Armenian-German relations, which have recently become very intense. Nikol Pashinyan reminded that German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Yerevan last year, and the President of the National Assembly of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan recently visited Germany.
The head of government stressed the importance of bilateral cooperation in various fields and stressed the importance of cooperation at this stage in the judicial system. "Judicial reforms are a priority for us. To complete democratic reforms in our country, we need a judicial system that enjoys the trust of the people," the prime minister said, adding that our country works closely with the European Union and the Council of Europe. Nikol Pashinyan was convinced that with the support of European partners, the government will succeed in this process. "We have implemented democratic reforms in order to be an advanced state in the field of protecting human rights, freedom of speech, strengthening democratic values, creating an independent judicial system," the Prime Minister said. In turn, the Vice President of the German Bundestag noted that the events in Armenia had aroused great interest among the European community. "In particular, the Germans are sympathetic to the changes in Armenia and hope that your country will succeed. We want to see your country an advanced state and will do everything possible to support Armenia. The Armenian government is on the right path in the field of judicial reforms, because "Without an independent judiciary, it's impossible to succeed," Oppermann emphasized. Nikol Pashinyan added that Germany occupies a special place in the heart of every Armenian after the adoption by the Bundestag in 2016 of the resolution on the Armenian Genocide. The Prime Minister added that the Bundestag resolution on the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide is of great importance. During the meeting, the interlocutors also touched upon the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Nikol Pashinyan and Thomas Oppermann stressed the importance of a peaceful settlement of the conflict and the preservation of the cease-fire regime, considering the tension that existed at the border in recent times unacceptable. The Vice President of the German Bundestag expressed his conviction that an atmosphere of mutual trust would help maintain constructivism in the negotiations and reduce tensions on the border. Prime Minister Pashinyan believes that the participation of all parties in the negotiation process is the most important prerequisite for the settlement of the Karabakh problem.