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First meeting of Armenian side of Friendship Circle  Armenia-Netherlands took place

First meeting of Armenian side of Friendship Circle  Armenia-Netherlands took place

ArmInfo. Co-chaired by Vice-Speaker of the National Assembly Alen Simonyan and  Ambassador of Armenia to the Kingdom of the Netherlands Tigran Balayan, the  first meeting of the Armenian side of the Friendship Circle  Armenia-Netherlands took place on January 24.

According to the press service of the parliament, Simonyan recalled  that the Friendship Circle was formed in October 2019 during the  official visit of the President of the National Assembly Ararat  Mirzoyan to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The goal is to help  deepen the political, economic, educational and cultural ties between  the two states. Stressing the importance of this cooperation  platform, the NA Vice Speaker said that in April this year, the  Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is scheduled to visit the  Kingdom of the Netherlands.

According to Simonyan, the opening of the embassy of the Kingdom of  the Netherlands in Armenia would contribute to the implementation of  various programs in the country. In this context, he highlighted the  implementation of various joint plans in the fields of culture and  film production.

The meeting participants exchanged views on possible vectors of  bilateral cooperation. MP Naira Zohrabyan, in particular, emphasized  the importance of adopting the Law on Cinema and ratification of the  media component of the Creative Europe program by Armenia, and  informed about other important joint initiatives with the  Netherlands.

The meeting also noted the need for the development of bilateral  cooperation in the agricultural sector, cultural events and the  exchange of information.

Ambassador Balayan called on the members of the Armenian side of the  circle of friendship to develop and present initiatives to implement  joint programs between the two countries.

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