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.