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.