ArmInfo.Armenian President Armen Sarkissian, who is on a working visit to Japan, had a meeting with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid yesterday.
As the Presidential press service reports, the presidents discussed the possibilities of expanding mutually beneficial cooperation, agreeing that the potential between Armenia and Estonia is great, and both states can successfully cooperate in a number of areas. Armen Sarkissian noted that Estonia's experience in various fields can be interesting and useful for Armenia.
The interlocutors also touched upon the Armenia-EU agenda, in particular, cooperation within the framework of the Eastern Partnership program of the European Union. Stressing the need to develop contacts between people, the President of Armenia in this context stressed the importance of intensifying efforts to liberalize the visa regime with the EU.
The presidents also touched on cooperation between the presidential structures of the two countries, in particular, in the implementation of exchange programs. Armen Sarkissian noted that Armenia already implements such programs with other countries.
The Estonian President was interested in the Armenian President's position regarding the ongoing developments and the situation in Syria's north. President Sarkissian said Armenia carefully follows the ongoing processes in the region and tries to contribute to the humanitarian initiatives. The President expressed concern over the current situation and stated that the international community should take practical actions to stop Turkey's operations and protect the rights of the Syrian citizens, including the national minorities along the border with Turkey.