Tuesday, November 12 2019 19:58
Alexandr Avanesov

Minister: Armenia attaches importance to the high level of political  relations with Germany

Minister: Armenia attaches importance to the high level of political  relations with Germany

ArmInfo. Armenia attaches importance to a high level of political relations with Germany, Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure of the  Republic of Armenia Suren Papkiyan stated on November 12, when  accepting the delegation of Germany led by German Ambassador to the  RA Michael Johannes Banzhav.

As the press-service of the Ministry informs, the Minister noted that  the new opportunities created by the long-term effective cooperation  between the parties, allow for multifaceted success. Referring to the  process of administrative and territorial reform in the Republic of  Armenia, the Minister praised the role of GIZ and other international  organizations in the program "Effective local government in the South  Caucasus" and their support in the development of the economic  potential and the capacity of communities in the country. <Given the  fact that the administrative-territorial reform enter a new phase in  Armenia it is important for us to continue this cooperation and  increase its effectiveness ", - the minister said, adding that in the  spring of next year after the elections to local self-government the  next stage of unification of communities will be launched. The  current phase of the administrative-territorial reform is coming to  an end.  In turn, Karin Jahr de Guerrero, member of the delegation  GIZ responsible for Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus, on behalf  of the German government, thanked for reliable and effective  cooperation and expressed hope that mutually beneficial programs  would continue in the future. "Germany has been cooperating with  Armenia for many years in the field of effective community  management, noting the positive results, especially in improving  public services. We also have many years of experience working  together in the field of infrastructure development, in which the  role of the German bank KfW is also noticeable," Karin Jahr de  Guerrero noted.

Minister Suren Papikyan also emphasized the importance of partnership  with KfW Bank, stressing that the Armenian government is guided by  the principle of the targeted use of credit resources for the  effective implementation of infrastructure improvement programs.

During the meeting, the parties discussed a number of issues of  mutual interest related to water resources management and  construction of reservoirs, development of energy infrastructure and  regional energy projects.

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