ArmInfo. Lithuania is an important partner of Armenia in Europe.
As the Armenian Foreign Ministry press service told ArmInfo, the Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan said this at a meeting with his Lithuanian counterpart Linas Linkevicius. At the same time, he emphasized that Armenia is ready to continue to take steps aimed at developing diversified cooperation. In this regard, he stated that the solidarity of small states and a strong sense of independence were laid in the basis of Armenian-Lithuanian friendly relations.
The ministers reaffirmed their mutual commitment to make joint efforts to maximize the deepening and enrichment of the bilateral agenda. In this context, the importance of political dialogue at different levels and platforms was emphasized.
Such priority areas as information technologies, electronic management, alternative energy banking, environmental, biotechnological and cultural sectors were named as priority areas for the development of cooperation.
The ministers agreed that in the areas of high technology and innovative education, the two countries have accumulated a lot of experience and now there is a need to create a platform for direct participants in these areas to outline new areas of bilateral cooperation and develop initiatives for the exchange of experience.
Mnatsakanyan spoke about the large-scale reforms implemented by the government on the basis of a mandate received from the people, indicating the reform of the police system and increasing public confidence in the judicial system as priority areas of activity. Particular importance was given to coordinating the support of international and regional partners in this process, the effective use of existing experience. In this context, Mnatsakanyan praised the readiness of the Lithuanian partners to support the reform program in Armenia. Touching upon Armenia-EU relations, the ministers exchanged views on deepening cooperation within the framework of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement. In his cooperation with the EU countries, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia attached particular importance to promoting contacts between people and thanked his Lithuanian counterpart for the support provided in this matter. The heads of the foreign affairs agencies also touched upon the Eastern Partnership program of the EU and its development vector. A thorough exchange of views took place on pressing international and regional issues. Mnatsakanyan presented the principled position and approaches of Armenia in the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.