Monday, February 24 2020 18:51
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Slovak Foreign Minister hails Armenia`s ambitious democratic reforms

Slovak Foreign Minister hails Armenia`s ambitious democratic reforms

ArmInfo.At a meeting with Slovakian Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan pointed out the importance of opening a Slovak  diplomatic mission in Yerevan. He is convinced that this step will  give a new impetus to relations between the two countries both  bilaterally and within the EU.

According to the press service of the Armenian Prime Minister,  Pashinyan stated that the European Union is the main partner of  Armenia in promoting the democratic agenda of reforms, and official  Yerevan attaches importance to the assistance of the EU and member  countries in this process.  The Prime Minister also expressed  gratitude to Slovakia for a balanced position on the Nagorno-Karabakh  settlement.

In his turn, Lajcak assured that Armenia is an important partner for  Slovakia and the opening of an embassy in our country is a good  opportunity to intensify bilateral relations. The Foreign Minister of  Slovakia welcomed the ambitious democratic reforms of Armenia and  stated the readiness of the Slovak side to share its experience in  this field. He also informed that Slovakia is ready to contribute to  the implementation of the Armenia-EU Comprehensive and Enhanced  Partnership Agreement (CEPA), as well as the issue of visa  liberalization.

In the context of developing bilateral economic relations, Lajcak  called the promotion of investment and tourism development through  joint steps promising, and praised the two countries' cooperation in  international organizations.

Speaking about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Minister of Foreign  Affairs noted that Slovakia fully supports the efforts for a peaceful  settlement within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group.

The Prime Minister found it useful to study the experience of  Slovakia in the reform process, noting that Armenia attaches great  importance to the exchange of experience with its partners. Nikol  Pashinyan and Miroslav Lajcak also exchanged views on cooperation  within the framework of the EU Eastern Partnership program, touched  on the latest processes in the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh  conflict.

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