Thursday, January 23 2020 19:57
Alina Hovhannisyan

Netherlands interested in expanding bilateral cooperation agenda with  Armenia

Netherlands interested in expanding bilateral cooperation agenda with  Armenia

ArmInfo. The Netherlands is interested in expanding the bilateral cooperation agenda with Armenia. This was announced on January 23 during a meeting between  the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and the  delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the  Netherlands, headed by the head of the department Stef Blok.

According to the official statement of the government, Minister Blok  noted that the ongoing democratic processes and reforms in Armenia  are obvious. In this context, he emphasized that the Dutch government  is ready as a result of cooperation to contribute to their effective  implementation.

In addition, Blok, from the point of view of developing economic  cooperation with Armenia, called the agricultural sector, IT and the  humanitarian sectors promising.

In his turn, the RA Prime Minister noted that the visit of the Dutch  delegation will give a new impetus to the further development and  expansion of the Armenian-Dutch relations. He said that this year  official visit to the Netherlands is expected. "The government  attaches importance to bilateral cooperation in the political,  economic and humanitarian fields," he said.

According to the source, during the meeting the parties also  exchanged views on the regulation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,  as well as on issues of regional importance.

It should be noted that according to the RA Statistical Committee,  the foreign trade turnover between Armenia and the Netherlands in  January-November 2019 increased by 6.1% to $ 178 million. In  particular, exports showed an increase of 21.9%, amounting to $ 143.1  million. At the same time, imports decreased by 30.6% to $ 34.9  million.

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