Thursday, January 23 2020 21:25
Alina Hovhannisyan

Netherlands Embassy to open in Armenia

Netherlands Embassy to open in Armenia

ArmInfo.The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Stef Blok handed over the official statement on the opening of the Embassy of the  Kingdom of the Netherlands in Yerevan to the Foreign Minister of the  Republic of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan. This is stated in the  official statement of the RA MFA.

According to the source, in this regard, Minister Zohrabyan expressed  gratitude to the House of Representatives of the Netherlands for the  decision to open a diplomatic mission in Armenia.

<We are witnesses to the positive dynamics of our relationship. We  have a fairly good bilateral agenda, which includes various areas. In  addition, good indicators were recorded in the trade and economic  fields, and in terms of political dialogue. Armenia is ready to form  a platform for close cooperation between our societies, peoples in  various fields, in particular in trade, economy, culture and science,  "said Zohrab Mnatsakanyan.

In turn, Stef Blok, noting that it was a great honor and joy for him  to be the first foreign minister of the Netherlands to visit Armenia,  emphasized: "We are extremely interested in the events taking place  here and attach great importance to the progress that we have seen  over the past years."

According to the source, the ministers expressed satisfaction with  the high level of political dialogue between Armenia and the  Netherlands, while emphasizing the importance of steps aimed at  further strengthening them, including through consultations between  the foreign ministries and the organization of high-level mutual  visits.

In the context of trade and economic cooperation, the interlocutors  outlined the steps for the full use of the existing high potential.  The priority areas were education, high technology, tourism,  agriculture and the banking sector.

During the meeting, a number of issues of international and regional  significance were also raised. Minister Mnatsakanyan presented to  Stef Blok the situation around the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the  principled position and approaches of Armenia in the process of its  exclusively peaceful settlement.

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