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Armenia`s premier, international partners discuss South Caucasus  security, energy cooperation, democratic reforms in Armenia 

Armenia`s premier, international partners discuss South Caucasus  security, energy cooperation, democratic reforms in Armenia 

ArmInfo. On the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference 2024, Armenia's Premier Nikol  Pashinyan held a number of meetings. 

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had a meeting with the UN High  Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi in the framework of the  Munich Security Conference.

The Prime Minister referred to the programs implemented and planned  to be implemented in the near future by the Armenian government,  including the long-term ones, in the direction of solving the  humanitarian problems of the forcibly displaced refugees from Nagorno  Karabakh. Nikol Pashinyan presented the main problems and needs of  forcibly displaced refugees.

In this context, the sides exchanged ideas regarding the necessary  assistance from the international community, the steps and  possibilities of implementing relevant programs.

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had a meeting with OSCE Secretary  General Helga Schmid.

Nikol Pashinyan and Helga Schmid exchanged thoughts on the  developments taking place in the South Caucasus. The Prime Minister  referred to the principles of the Armenian side in the process of  normalization of relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the  results of today's negotiations with the President of Azerbaijan.

The interlocutors emphasized the continuity of steps aimed at  ensuring peace and stability.

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with the Executive Secretary of  the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, Robert Floyd,  within the framework of the Munich Security Conference.

The interlocutors discussed issues related to the cooperation between  the Armenian government and the organization and its expansion.

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had a meeting with Damon Wilson,  President of the National Endowment for Democracy.

The interlocutors discussed the reforms implemented in the field of  democracy in Armenia, the promotion of the ambitious agenda of the  Armenian government, steps to fight corruption, freedom of speech and  press.

Damon Wilson emphasized Armenia's progress in the above-mentioned  areas in recent years, expressing his willingness to further support  the programs of the Armenian government.

Further close cooperation between the Armenian government and the  National Endowment for Democracy was emphasized.

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the  founding president of the international political consulting  organization "Rasmussen Global" and former Secretary General of NATO,  within the framework of the Munich Security Conference.

The interlocutors exchanged ideas on regional developments and  security challenges, discussed issues related to security and  stability in the South Caucasus, emphasizing continuous efforts in  this direction.

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had a meeting with Christian Bruch,  the CEO of Siemens Energy.

Issues related to cooperation in the field of green hydrogen energy  production were discussed. Reference was made to the possibilities of  implementation of programs by Siemens Energy in Armenia.

Prime Minister Pashinyan attached importance to the development of  green hydrogen energy in our country and expressed the government's  support in the implementation of new projects in the field.

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had a meeting with the Chairperson of  the Sub-committee on Security and Defense in the European Parliament  Nathalie Loiseau (Renew Europe, France).

Issues related to Armenia-European Union cooperation were discussed,  where role of the EU legislative body was emphasized. In this  context, reference was made to the prospects of deepening the  partnership and the efforts made by both sides in that direction.

The sides exchanged ideas on the developments taking place in the  South Caucasus. The Prime Minister spoke about the approaches of the  Armenian side in overcoming the existing challenges.

Prime Minister Pashinyan attached importance to the principled  approach of the European Parliament in difficult conditions for the  Republic of Armenia and the documents adopted with clear assessments  and messages.

Nathalie Loiseau thanked the Prime Minister for awarding her with the  Medal of Gratitude of the Republic of Armenia and noted that she will  continue her vigorous activities in the future for the benefit of  Armenia and the friendly Armenian people.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ararat Mirzoyan had presented the medal  to Nathalie Loiseau recently for her significant contribution to the  promotion of issues of key importance for Armenia and the protection  of humanitarian values.  

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