Wednesday, October 23 2019 00:45
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Pashinyan to German Ambassador: We have one goal so that Armenia  meets the highest democratic and anti-corruption criteria

Pashinyan to German Ambassador: We have one goal so that Armenia  meets the highest democratic and anti-corruption criteria

ArmInfo. Germany is an important political and economic partner of Armenia, in addition, over the past 1.5 years, good dynamics have been recorded in  bilateral relations. RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated this on  October 22 during a meeting with the newly appointed German  Ambassador to Armenia Michael Vanzhaf.

As ArmInfo was told in the press service of the head of the executive  body, Pashinyan pointed out the importance of assisting Germany in  the changes being implemented in Armenia, including in such areas as  the development of democracy, the fight against corruption and the  reform of other areas. "We have one goal for Armenia to meet the  highest democratic and anti-corruption criteria," said the Prime  Minister of Armenia.

Pointing to the existence of strong economic contacts with Germany,  Pashinyan pointed out the close cooperation between KFW Bank and GIZ  in the effective implementation of various economic and social  projects. In the context of using the full economic potential of  bilateral relations, the head of the Armenian executive body pointed  out the need to intensify the activities of the intergovernmental  commission.  In his turn, the ambassador noted that relations between  Armenia and Germany deepened even more after the democratic changes  that took place in the country in April-May 2018, when the country  began to take consistent steps towards the development and  strengthening of democratic institutions. "Your countries are taking  serious steps in the fight against corruption, and the German  government will continue to assist Armenia in successfully promoting  the reform agenda," - the diplomat noted. He also noted that in the  last year the interest of German tourists in Armenia has sharply  increased, which is also due to changes in the country.

The parties discussed a number of issues related to the development  of bilateral cooperation, including in such areas as energy,  construction, industry, tourism, infrastructure development, etc.  They also exchanged views on Armenia-EU relations, and cooperation  within the Eastern Partnership program. 

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