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.