Monday, September 16 2019 20:19
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Armenian Foreign Minister met with Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas  and members of the Lithuania-RA Parliamentary Friendship Group

Armenian Foreign Minister met with Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas  and members of the Lithuania-RA Parliamentary Friendship Group

ArmInfo. Within the  framework of a working visit to Lithuania, Armenian Foreign Minister  Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with Speaker of the Seimas of the country  Viktoras Pranckietis and members of the Lithuania-RA parliamentary  friendship group.  According to the press service of the Ministry of  Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, Gediminas Kirkilas,  deputy speaker, chairman of the commission on European affairs, also  participated in the meeting.

Expressing satisfaction with the active dialogue that exists between  the legislative bodies of the two countries, the interlocutors  emphasized the need to take steps to fully use the potential of the  parliamentary platform.

In this context, Mnatsakanyan noted that Pranckietis's first visit to  Armenia will give an additional impetus to the development and  deepening of bilateral parliamentary cooperation. The head of the  Armenian Foreign Ministry also spoke about the priorities of the  reform program of the Government of Armenia and the determination of  the authorities to implement the reform agenda aimed at strengthening  the rule of law, democracy and human rights in the country.

In the context of the Armenia-EU partnership, Mnatsakanyan pointed  out the important role of the agreement on deep and comprehensive  partnership, while praising Lithuania's assistance in deepening and  expanding cooperation between Yerevan and Brussels.

The interlocutors exchanged views on regional and international  topical issues.

At a meeting with members of the parliamentary friendship group,  Mnatsakanyan spoke about Armenia's foreign policy priorities, the  country's position and approaches to resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh  conflict.  The interlocutors agreed that there is no alternative to a  peaceful settlement of the conflict.

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