ArmInfo.Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with President of the German Bundestag Wolfgang Schauble on the sidelines of his working visit to Germany, the press service of Armenian Prime Minister reports.
According to the source, the Bundestag President welcomed the Armenian Prime Minister's visit and praised the fact that the promise made in the same period of last year has been fulfilled as Bundestag has ratified the Armenia-EU Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA). Mr. Schauble expressed confidence that PM Pashinyan's visit to Berlin will give a new impetus to the further development and strengthening of the Armenian-German relations.
Prime Minister Pashinyan thanked for the ratification of the aforementioned agreement and noted that it will contribute to the implementation of reforms in various fields in Armenia. "In the past one year Armenia has recorded a major progress in all rankings on democracy. Our government has one more important goal for the development of relations with Germany. Your country is interesting to us as a developed parliamentary state because Armenia has also transitioned from the semi-presidential system to the parliamentary one from 2018", the he said, highlighting the exchange of the German experience on this path aimed at making this system more functional in Armenia. The Armenian Prime Minister said the goal of the government led by him is to make democracy and the independent, reliable judiciary irreversible in Armenia as it is in Germany.
Pashinyan also introduced the upcoming referendum on Constitutional amendments in Armenia scheduled on April 5. He invited the Bundestag representatives to follow the process of the referendum as observers, as well as the process of supplementing the Constitutional Court in the future.
The Bundestag President expressed the support of the German side to Armenia's ongoing judicial reforms and the democratic process, stating that they closely follow all the developments taking place in Armenia.
At the meeting the sides also touched upon the development of the cooperation between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the European Union. Wolfgang Schauble expressed hope that Armenia, PM Pashinyan personally will continue the efforts to boost the relations between the two Unions.
Pashinyan also highlighted searching for new EAEU-EU partnership formulas and noted that this issue is also being discussed within the EAEU.