ArmInfo. Armenia's Foreign Minister, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, reported to the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan on the activities of the Ministry headed by him.
According to press service of the head of government, the report was presented in the framework of the hearings on the activities of state bodies of the Republic of Armenia for 2019. The Minister reported in detail about the work done during the reporting period towards the implementation of foreign policy priorities. In particular, the peace process on the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement, the promotion of the agenda for international recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide, the prevention of genocides and crimes against humanity, as well as the protection of human rights were touched. He also spoke about the work done towards the development of cooperation on bilateral and multilateral platforms.
The Foreign Minister emphasized that Armenian diplomacy proved by its activity that sovereignty is the most important principle of the foreign policy of Armenia and, along with two other principles, pan- Armenianism and interaction, ensures the realization of the values and interests of the Armenian people in the international arena.
Mnatsakanyan presented steps aimed at developing relations with Russia, the USA, the European Union and the countries of the European continent, including France and Germany, direct neighbors of Georgia and Iran, as well as maximizing the development of relations with countries in other regions. Particular attention was paid to the creation of a trilateral format of Armenia-Cyprus-Greece cooperation.
The Armenian Foreign Minister spoke about steps aimed at developing cooperation with the Middle East and African countries, as well as about cooperation within the framework of the EAEU, CSTO, UN, Council of Europe, OSCE, the International Organisation of la Francophonie (OIF/ Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie) and at a number of other multilateral venues, as well as about priorities Armenia.
Pashinyan pointed out the importance of developing relations in all of the above areas, as well as consistent steps to fully realize the full potential of the Armenian diplomatic service. At the same time, the Prime Minister pointed out the importance of expanding the economic component in foreign policy . "Foreign policy in all areas should be accompanied by the presentation and involvement of economic projects," said the head of the executive body.
Pashinyan also pointed out the importance of developing a new concept for the full use of the pan- Armenian potential, taking into account the processes and changes that have occurred in the Diaspora over the past decades. The Prime Minister also gave other specific instructions to those responsible for foreign policy.