Tuesday, June 30 2020 15:31
Marianna Mkrtchyan

EU Ambassador: Soon groups of doctors from Italy and Germany will  also arrive to Armenia to help fight the coronavirus

EU Ambassador: Soon groups of doctors from Italy and Germany will  also arrive to Armenia to help fight the coronavirus

ArmInfo. President Armen  Sarkissian welcomed today a group of medical workers from Lithuania  who have arrived to Armenia to help their Armenian colleagues in the  fight against the coronavirus pandemic. 

As the Press service of RA President repots, present at the meeting  was the Head of the EU Office in Armenia, Ambassador Andrea Wiktorin,  Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Lithuania in Armenia  Inga Stanyte-Tolockiene, Charge d'Affaires a. i. of the Embassy of  Sweden in Yerevan Birger Karlsson, and RA First Deputy Minister of  Health Anahit Avanessian.

President Sarkissian welcomed the doctors and expressed gratitude for  helping. "On behalf of the citizens of Armenia and Armenians all over  the world, I would like to thank you for everything you are doing and  for endangering your life and health to help us," President  Sarkissian said addressing the doctors. "I would like to thank also  the government of Lithuania and my friend President Gitanas Nauseda  with whom we recently had a candid discussion through a video call. I  greatly appreciate this assistance."

Ambassador Andrea Wiktorin too, thanked the doctors for arriving to  Armenia and stressed the importance of the assistance provided by the  EU member states during the pandemic. She informed that soon groups  of doctors from Italy and Germany will also arrive to Armenia. "Such  visits are important because specialists can exchange their  experience, work together which is very useful. We need to do more in  different areas, including deepening of cooperation in the area of  scientific research. I hope that together we will overcome this  crisis," the Ambassador said.

Ambassador of Lithuania in Armenia Inga Stanyte-Tolockiene also  stressed the importance of the visit of the Lithuanian doctors from  the viewpoint of developing bilateral relations. "I believe this is  just the beginning of a deeper cooperation between the healthcare  systems of the two countries. This is also a good opportunity to  share professional experience and be ready for the possible new waves  of the pandemic. I am proud to be able to help at this moment the  friendly people of Armenia," the Ambassador said.

Doctors from Lithuania presented their experience and proposals on  the most efficient ways to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

At the conclusion of the meeting, President Sarkissian invited all to  visit Armenia with their families and friends after the pandemic,  maintain ties with their Armenian colleagues and traditional  friendship between the two countries. 

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